Blog Writing Heuristic
This is stolen entirely from Philip Guo, an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego. It is so good it is worth sharing without comment:
One heuristic I use when deciding what to write is to ask myself:
Will at least 100 people care about this topic three years from now?
The following don’t qualify, so I rarely write about them:
- commentary on news events or fads
- reactions to someone else’s article
- personal notes that only my friends would care about
Also, if I see many people writing about a topic, then I avoid it unless I have a drastically different perspective.