There is this YouTuber, which I have been fond of – David Perell, one thing which I like about David Perell is, that in all his videos he highlights what good writing can do to one’s brain. The amount of research and the way he edits his videos are top-notch.
Most of his videos are 10 minutes where he does a case study of 1 popular Silicon Valley founder’s theory and their principles.
If you haven’t watched any of his videos yet. I recommend watching David Perell’s video of ‘Peter Theil” (one of my favorite people on the internet for his contrary opinions)
My favorite thing on the internet is to discover a creator/artist and find their best works on the internet and spend more time on those content. I do some more digging for more such content (My recent creator discovery is Prakhar Gupta on YouTube for his philosophies) across the different domains.
David Perell has this course “Passage of writing” (For the writing community) In his course, David stresses the importance of writing consistently where he also measures the growth of the blog in his community groups on how the writing has impacted (Website traffic).
My decision to write
So I decided to write, writing was always my thing which I want to do long back, I have been consistent in writing my journal for the past 6 years. The only thing I’m bad at is writing in public, I always hesitate to show my work (fear of judgment) & by now after maintaining 6 diaries, I gave up on maintaining physical books.
So this time I’m getting really at it by maintaining consistency every time (which is pretty hard) I try to start writing on the topics that I’m currently thinking about. so this time what I did was I made some big bets to make some small progression in 3 areas.
- Short format writing -Twitter (One tweet a day)
- Longer format Blog (1 Blog a day – 150 words)
- Instagram post (Purely to display my social life)
My commitment is to measure my goals daily, so this is the basic framework I’m creating for myself. now, this can be of anything and is a form of thought dumping for me which will improve me as a writer.
Writing every day is very hard to process, so I decided to create a Framework. I live transcribe and then take the audio notes to create the first draft and then further edit it for clarity (reader-friendly) and Bam! I publish it.
“The more I reduce the friction for the reader the better I get at it” – Varun Grover (Writer of Masaan)
Why am I writing?
The reason is to form crisp & clear Opinions of myself and also thought dumping is a form of meditation (de-clutters my thinking) So I don’t have to look for it again and again. Although I know there is no instant gratification and also it’s not an easy task.
But I will still stick at it, the only thing I am looking for is a long-term goal of becoming a better writer.
Hopefully, you will see me one day, giving a Ted talk on “How writing has changed my life” 🙂