“Seek zero audience” is a mantra, used shakily at first but eventually wholeheartedly taken up after. For every kind, observant, critical, thoughtful reader you have a hundred with Goodreads accounts. That is not to say the thoughtful reader is helpful, it’s not, it can twist you like the most boorish Amazon review. Rather than ranging wildly the temptation then exists to stick to the places you’re rewarded for going. Straight in the bin with all of that. All public opinions are poison or at best sedatives.
So we seek zero audience. Even I wouldn’t read that.