People (including my relatives) wonder why I write so much about topics like my personal life and my health.
It’s very simple. I have a blogger’s creed. It looks like this:
If you learn something that would be valuable to others, share it.
There’s an exception. I won’t violate the privacy of my family or my clients.
That’s why you don’t see me writing about my wife’s health, my children’s struggles, or my clients’ private business.
What about my own privacy? I really don’t care. Obviously I’m not going to share my bank account balance or what I overate last night, but if you can learn from my life, I’m probably going to make it public.
So you’ll hear what I learned from my cancer, my freelance experiences, my work on books, my political musings, and any other insights I have.
There’s a switch in my head that says “Hmm, learned something there, gotta share it.” With 40 years of work experience, 20 years as an analyst, 42 book projects, and a couple million words of blogging under my belt, there’s always something to share.
Very few of you should adopt my practice of sharing everything I learn. Most people aren’t like me. But if you’re curious, here’s why I do it.
I like writing.
Sharing insights makes me think about them more deeply, and learn more.
Sharing them publicly gives me access to your feedback, which helps me learn even more.
Taken together, everything I’ve shared creates a body of work that I’m proud of. I’m on record.
It’s not a life for everyone. But it’s a good part of who I am.
Thanks for listening.