My Writing Manifesto
Create something that can last, and something that I can be proud of.
I’ve written hundred of posts over the years. I’ve also removed almost all of them. Especially any that break the following rules:
No Link Posts — If I want to share a link, I’ll post it to Twitter.
No Angry Rants — No one cares about my whining.
No Bad Stand-Up — Observational humour about my life isn’t interesting to anyone who isn’t me.
No “Me Too” Posts — Why write something if I don’t have anything to offer beyond agreement?
Be Constructive — Cynicism is equally easy and worthless. It’s great to have an opinion, but don’t be a dick about it.
Don’t Be Lazy — Do the research. Write confidently.
Don’t Be Afraid of Being Wrong — Nothing here is written in stone. Feel free to edit.
Make it Mean Something — Don’t write for the sake of writing.
Here’s some general advice: if you find yourself beginning […] with a disclaimer of the form “I hate to be that guy” or “I hate to write this,” just don’t say it.Paul Graham