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Why Blog? (Because Smart People On The Internet Said To)

“As he practiced his writing, Jijingi came to understand what Moseby had meant: writing was not just a way to record what someone said; it could help you decide what you would say before you said it. And words were not just the pieces of speaking; they were the pieces of thinking. When you wrote them down, you could grasp your thoughts like bricks in your hands and push them into different arrangements. Writing let you look at your thoughts in a way you couldn’t if you were just talking, and having seen them, you could improve them, make them stronger and more elaborate.”

-Ted Chiang

“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”

-André Gide

“It takes courage to look inside yourself. And even more courage to write it for other people to see.”

-Captain Benjamin Sisko

I was going to write a long-winded post about why I decided to publicly inflict my thoughts upon the internet, but then I realized lots of smart people, who are better writers than I, have already done a much better job of this.

So without further ado I present:


Why you should start a blog according to Smart Internet People


Bonus! Writing advice from Internet People


That’s it. I’ve started this blog as an exercise in strengthening my communication skills, improving my clarity of thought, and connecting with like-minded people. I hope you enjoy!


Notes

  1. I once asked Scott Alexander at a meetup how he was able to be such an amazing and prolific writer. His answer was: “Try so many things that you eventually find something that you do without any willpower or exertion.”