"Build an audience" must be one of the most common pieces of advice out there. It's so exhausting. Being a YouTuber, a blogger or course-creator sounds to me like a nightmare.
I don't enjoy writing content. It's one of the least enjoyable things I've attempted. And the worst thing about it is that writing content builds a community that needs maintenance. Moderating a community isn't why I'm indie hacking. I like making tools for people who want to get from point A to point B. I especially doing this for people working in creative industries.
The developer in me enjoys solving pain points with systems. Producing content on a schedule isn't that. I've "produced" content that people have found really valuable, and still... it doesn't feel rewarding.
Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike interacting with people. Customer support is something that I really enjoy. Solving someone's problems together with them is a really good feeling.
Maybe it's that a content-driven, community or productized service is so heavily tied to the founder in delivering value to the customer.
Who else feels similar to this?