Wise words Charlotte, very wise words indeed.
I've written posts. I've written words. Yes, I've written poems too of things from the distant past, of things more recent. At the time they were a release of thoughts and feelings, but they're deleted, thrown away never to see daylight, never to be seen, read or witnessed for this very reason!
Writing for me, is often a release. I don't do it for other people to read, to comment or even to see. It is quite simply for me.
I have, or should say had, several hundred draft entries here on my blog, they've been purged.
Using the delete button can have a very cathartic feeling of it's own, cleansing away the negative, taking away the toxic feelings, taking away the things that no longer need to be there. Things that do not need anything further dedicated to them other than the original function of a release (and relief) at the time of writing.
And the purging, the letting go it brings about it's own sense of release.
But Charlotte, you're right, we do not need to dedicate things to people who will never dedicate a single thing in return.
So, let's not.