The value of sharing an idea for the sake of the idea itself cannot be conflated with how many times the page is viewed.
Why do we want to share our internal monologue with anyone who will listen?
Perhaps we fail to enjoy the scene because we are preoccupied with the leading role.
The discipline of writing brings a unique perspective to life… it frames the way you inquire of the world.
To what extent can we say ‘content is king’ if the visibility of content relies on the calculation of a third party ranking system?
The more technology incentivizes us to respond quickly, the more we depend on heuristic and emotion.
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Who mediates the relationship between writers and readers?
As soon as your emotions inhabit a written work, they begin to exist outside of you.
Your first priority is not having a website or a ‘following’. Your first priority is having something to say.
Going forward? Going back?
We comport ourselves differently in our living rooms than we do in the town square.
Do not build an audience in preparation of one day discovering something meaningful to say.
What if we thought of everything we posted online as an act of building or eroding the trust of others?
Here is my premise: all the technology in the world cannot create a more neutral working environment than a blank sheet of paper. Nothing comes with fewer agendas or predeterminants. Simply, blank paper does not presuppose anything about the nature of the creation. Literally, it’s boundaries are nothing but it’s edges, which themselves can be …