It's no secret that writing is how we store our lessons and experiences as people.
We have access to thousands of years of lived experience via the explosion of documented knowledge, thanks to the printing press, and now the internet.
But most of us don't consider ourselves writers or authors, even though we communicate every day.
My hypothesis: it's hard to be objective about your experience.
Is it interesting?
Is it valuable?
The paradox here, no one can decide it's valuable until you do. (because it will remain unwritten)
I don't just believe this in theory, I now live off of the income I earn from documenting lessons and experiences of my 10 year career in design.
I urge you to start documenting what you know, because there is no downside.
Worst case scenario, you become a better writer — best case, you produce something that creates an impact well beyond you.
writing is a technology for packaging experience— Jack Butcher (@jackbutcher) October 15, 2022