I was reading an acronym about what we should avoid when “creating documents”.
The acronym was WORN: Write Once, Read Never! 😛
And later I was reading this quote:
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.Benjamin Franklin
Ouch!! That hurts! 🙂
But… how do you know something that is worth reading?
My answer is: I don’t know.
And… If no one reads, is it still worth writing about what we do?
My answer is: hell yeah! 😀
So… here are three thoughts:
- Document, don’t create! It’s much easier to document what you are doing. When giving lectures I don’t need to memorize my talk, because I just need to tell stories! Build projects, execute projects and share stories and experiences about those!
- Write, always! I was reading books written back in year 45. Books from 2002, books from 1996. Don’t bother about who is going to read what you are writing. Think about documenting your process. Let people decide if it’s worth and when it’s worth.
- Build your practice! You will never know if what you do is worth doing unless you start doing! I’m writing every day. The only thing I know is that this process is helping me to think and reflect about what I’m doing. Every once in a while, I see that some posts are getting more attention than others. That’s fine. But that’s not why I write. I write because I want to practice.
— Daniel Wildt