If this question were posed to me, I would have to say I would love to tell a story to the more massive crowd. However, given my agoraphobia, I would pass out before the first sentence left my lips. So, I will have to defer to writing a great story that is read by only a few, although both are monumental achievements.
The obvious pros of telling the story are the number of people in the audience. And when it comes to stories, the more people it reaches, the better. On the other hand, it becomes less personal for the individual mixed in with the crowd.
This becomes the shining light for the reader. They are alone with only the words and their imagination. And this is hard to beat. However, the downside, one might say, is they experience the story alone and are unable to share their emotions in real-time as the story unfolds.
In conclusion, you have to ask yourself where your comfort zone is. Are you the type of person that can command a stage and lead an audience on a journey? Or do you prefer the solitude of writing? Either way, you should consider yourself lucky to be given the opportunity to relate your story to others. Be it thousands or five. Remember, a storyteller inspires, amazes, and confounds. We are a rare creature among the masses.😀