Writing Makes You Smarter and Logical
In struggling to find the right ways to structure and present my posts, I am much more attuned to what makes a good argument and what makes a bad argument. I am better at seeing holes in other people’s reasoning.
At the same time, when reading I am less likely to fall into the trap of discrediting a post with weak counterclaims. In most any post, there are likely to be counterclaims that are based on exceptional cases. Internet commenters love to point these out. However, these exceptional cases miss the main thrust of the post, and by understanding the implicit backdrop behind a post’s argument, I get a lot more value out of reading.
Read the complete post here: You should blog even if you have no readers – thoughts from the red planet – thoughts from the red planet.