Why Everyone should have a blog


This is not a typical post, however I hope you’ll read it anyway.

Writing is perhaps the most important thing that you can do for yourself as a person.

I read almost every week about a writer warning of ‘writer fatigue’ or a blogger warning people away from the stress of trying to put out content on a regular basis. I would like to instruct people to stay away from these kind of people. Writing is one of the best ways to not only express yourself, but more importantly it is the best way to develop your thoughts and your critical thinking. These people complain of cost, and yes there is absolutely cost. It costs time, which in many cases means money. It costs some face if you write poorly at first and publish it. It costs all of these things. But the ability to clearly articulate your thoughts and arguments is a skill that will get you further than any other.

The most intelligent and remembered people are those that were able to clearly voice not only their opinions but their ideas. If you can’t share your ideas or think critically, then you will struggle in this highly competitive world. Writing is the best way to develop yourself as a person.

If you can’t think of what to write about, pick something you care about and write about it! In high school and college, students are given a thesis and told to prove it, instead you should pick something you are passionate about and write about it. Explore your ideas and run them through the crucible of writing them out. You’d be surprised what ideas you’ll develop in just a few sittings.

So some of the best advice I can give you is to write. Write about anything. As long as you aim high improvement will come, inevitably.

One of my favorite professors Jordan Peterson explains it quite well in a video here.

 

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