Paarth Madan

A medium to iterate on my own thoughts.

Why I'm Starting a Blog

Posted at — Mar 5, 2020

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but in the last year I haven’t been publicizing as many (or any) of my drafts.

Historically, I would use Medium to share my thoughts and experiences, but I got into the pattern of writing somewhat large anecdotal articles, which I felt boxed me into that style of writing.

Additionally, I’ve noticed when the goal is to make my work public, I write in a different way. In a way that becomes less exploratory, and more about me sharing what I’ve done. While for certain articles this is suitable, for others it’s not. Most of the pieces I enjoy to write, are used to learn. I explore a topic by articulating my thoughts about it.

I’ll be using this blog to develop, and iterate on my own thoughts. Posts will likely be atomic – glimpses into how I think. The blog will mainly be used as a tool to solidify my own thoughts, and derive clarity on matters that I find interesting.

I want to reduce friction so I can write everyday. The goal will be daily posts.

While writing is mainly a personal experience, I’d like to challenge myself by setting up an accountability framework. If you’re reading this, then that means you’re one more person that knows I’m trying to write daily. Hopefully the societal pressures of being perceived as honest is enough to keep me going!

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