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Jun 03, 2019 22:16:34

sometimes I wondr why I bother

by @swizecteller | 270 words | 5🔥 | 102💌

Swizec Teller

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My favorite part of posting on Reddit is saying "Hey look at this cool solution to an interesting problem I had"

And the response is "This isn't a problem"

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Honestly sometimes I wonder why I even bother writing for engineers

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It's stuff like this that made me get tired of blogging a few years ago. 

Went from publishing every day to once a month ... on a good month. I still considered myself a blogger and writer, but it had become a chore.

4 years after I got back and it's fast becoming a chore again.

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I love learning new stuff, discovering cool techniques, and explaining how things work. I particularly love sharing details about new stuff I learn.

But feeling like you need a 1000 word introduction explaining your reasoning and all the caveats every time ... shit gets old.

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I don't know what it is about engineers, maybe it's the internet in general, but for the love of hell can you give people the benefit of the doubt?

Ok so you don't get it. That doesn't mean it's dumb, pointless, or stupid. It just means you don't get it.

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When someone writes an article about something, anything, I can almost promise you they spent more time thinking about it than you have after reading the title and shooting your mouth off.

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You aren't being clever when you point out every flaw.

You're not showing off your smarts when you say "I'd never have that problem".

You're not fooling anyone when you say "I could build that in an afternoon"

Shut up, read the article, assume they know what they're doing, then comment.





Originally published at twitter.com

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    @swizecteller - so true. I thought you might dig into the particular sludge that reddit fosters

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 03, 2019 22:22:09
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      @brianball nah I don't wanna spend too much time in there :D

      Swizec Teller avatar Swizec Teller | Jun 04, 2019 16:15:33
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