… writing a lot was enhancing my ability rather than depleting it. Every piece came a little easier. I learned to edit myself, work through my weaknesses, correct my bad habits. It certainly didn’t feel like I was emptying out; I felt more limber and capable the more I practiced.
Exactly my own experience as well. When I started out on Medium a few months ago, I was worried about 'using up all my good ideas' all at once and not having a big enough audience for them. Now, I realise that most of the time nobody really cares, and if you're on to something good, there's always going to be a bigger audience for you to tell that story to in a slightly different way. It's what standup comics do all the time when they're developing their material.