The Boring Rule

The Boring Rule: When the writer is bored, the reader will be bored.

Recently Read Books

A few good books I’ve read.

Is it a good idea to write when you don’t feel like writing? Probably not.

When I ignored the “boring rule” in some of my earliest posts, my writing felt unsatisfactory. I wanted to publish content for the sake of publishing, not because I had something interesting to share. There are enough Buzzfeeds in the world already.

It turns out that I write best when I’m enthusiastic about my subject. Remember, when the writer is bored, the reader will be bored. I would caution against directly publishing any piece the writer finds uninteresting. Revise it or leave it in your notebook.

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