Something that has been apparent to me for a long time is when you try to be as open and transparent about a significant thing as possible, someone will view it as baseless complaining, someone will blow it off as attention grabbing, someone will chalk it up to being pitiable, and someone will experience multiple emotions that include relief when they realize "Oh thank god. Me too. I'm not alone in this thing that the general population doesn't want to hear about".
I definitely appreciate when someone says that something I've written about illness and disability has caused them to think about things from a different angle. That's what I started blogging for. Over time, I realized that, while my original motivation is still important, the "I'm not alone" people are my priority. I've been that person multiple times and might not have pushed through without someone else who was/is also occupying the same space.
Today is my one year autism diagnosis anniversary (which i had forgotten about until FB reminded me. Thanks, FB!). It was a long time coming and, even though some people have been shitty about it, more have been super supportive -- even when they don't understand. Specific thanks to the other autistic folks who have been there for me. Gold!