Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Why "Unformatted"?

  • Shipping rough drafts > shipping nothing
  • I wanted a place to jot down thoughts. Its clarifying, fun, and useful to me.
  • I know myself well enough to know that if I hold myself to some bar of quality I will never put any of my thinking out into the world -- time constraints, other responsibilities, never good enough, yadda yadda
  • The pressure of writing to a reactive audience (i.e. Twitter, Substack) would also dissuade me ever writing anything 
  • [end scene]

Ha, here is how https://lex.page/ finished this

I'm often guilty of discrediting my own thoughts, and realizing that I can put them down here and not have to defend the integrity of my thinking immediately is a huge relief

I can change my own mind and iterate at my own pace here! I know this might not be interesting to anyone but me, and that's okay!

The most important thing is to start thinking and sharing and refining, and this seems like a format that can