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Common objections to writing every day

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A few people asked me why I write this newsletter every day.

Writing is the best way I know to share my ideas with others. I'm not really a video guy (I'm pretty shy). I really don't like my voice, so podcasting is out (at least for the time being). The thing is, most people under-appreciate just how much writing helps us think about ideas. For them, sitting down to write every day might seem like a daunting task.

One of the biggest advantages of writing every day is the improvement it brings to my skills. Just like any other craft, writing requires practice to master. By sitting down every day to put pen to paper, I get better. I find my voice, my style and refine the technique along the way.

Won't all this just lead to burnout?

One email takes me around an hour to write now. I bet, with practice, I can get that down to under 15 minutes. If I can't spare 15 minutes every day doing something I love, why even bother?

Won't you get bored?

I think going deep into accessibility on a daily basis is incredibly rewarding. I get to explore it from various angles and perspectives. Each new email helps me refine my understanding and clarify my thoughts.

Will I get bored? I'll worry about that when and if it happens.

But won't you run out of things to say?

Funny thing this. The more I write, the easier it gets to generate new ideas. I rarely write one email without thinking of two more for later. And because I have to keep each email short and focused, any different perspectives and outside the box thinking needs to be done in separate emails. More writing = more ideas. It's a perpetuating cycle.

And my favorite objection...

How do you know the ideas are any good?

Is there a better way to find out?

So yes, I'll keep writing and sharing everything. By the way, if you're interested in my writing process, hit reply and I'll share my system with you.

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