I have a whole bunch of things that I want to write. I figure that before I start writing, it would make sense for me to come up with a simple heuristic for deciding whether or not I should actually write something. That way, I skip the things that aren’t worth writing, and I focus on the things that are.
- Am I writing this because it’ll help somebody? +1
- Am I writing this because it’ll help me? +2
- Am I writing this to make fun of somebody? -5
- Has somebody else written about this better than I can? -3