Category Archives: Unsorted Thoughts

Heuristic for thinking about “Should I Write This?”

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