Don’t dumb down your ideas

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Instead, upgrade your research. Upgrade your thoughtfulness. Upgrade your editing abilities.

This philosophy is often at odds with the modern writer, who has been brainwashed into believing the road to success is paved with an endless flood of inane and forgettable content. It’s a little sad. Most writers are much more talented than their listicles would suggest.

Maybe your idea doesn’t fit a blog post. Maybe it’s an essay. Maybe it’s a book. Writing those takes more time. So, adjust your schedule to fit your idea.

Don’t do it the other way around.

This article appeared in Medium.