Discussion: the work vs. the personality

somewhere in upstate New York, 2020, photo by Augusta Sagnelli

I’ve been thinking about The Andy Warhol Diaries recently, & about the conflict between (or conflation of) artistic work vs. personality. What I most appreciate about Substack is that it doesn’t require me to promote my personality as fundamental to “the product.” The work comes first. But then again, all of my writing is a product of my personality ... so is it just the same egotism rearing a different narcissistic head? Why do I feel so much more fulfilled & seen on this space than on a platform like Instagram? What is the difference, really? What do you think? Let’s talk it out down below.