June 13, 2020
You likely underestimate the novelty of your ideas
Things can end up seeming obvious if you don’t Write-at-the-right-moment.
the ultimate guide to writing online by David Perrell
“Writing-falls-into three buckets: (1) trivial things that everybody knows, (2) things that everybody knows, [but nobody around you knows], and you have a unique perspective on, and (3) stuff that nobody knows so you have to do tons of research. Direct your energy towards the second bucket.”
Your own ideas mostly seem trivial to you because you have the right concept structures in place to support them. You wouldn't come up with these ideas otherwise. So it's easier to notice your own ideas in a dialogue: your friend has different concept structures and notices them.— Gleb Posobin (@posobin) February 1, 2019
This concludes, for the moment, an off-the-cuff list of things which would otherwise be too obvious to bring up in conversation.— Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) December 1, 2017
Meta thought: you radically underestimate both a) how much you know that other people do not and b) the instrumental benefits to you of publishing it.
Updated Sep, 13 2020