I opened up my Medium feed this morning and I had a few entertaining posts like the top 25 memes of the web’s first 25 years or Why I am I so fat?(Which I highly recommend, it’s not just entertaining but thought provoking.) But the majority were recipes for how to succeed: 50 ways successful people live, 21 places to learn life skills, how to hack your brainand 3 people that hit it big later in life.
And that’s really not what I want to read.
I miss reading blog posts about things people are passionate about. I read Blog, You Idiots today and it resonated with me. What happened to all the people writing just because writing was fun and they cared about something? I don’t want to read top 10 lists. I want to read about you and what you think is interesting in the world. I want to know what gets you up in the morning, what you you are passionate about, what you found interesting in this morning’s feed, what made you angry, what you are obsessed about this week, why you are going to invest 10 hours in fixing something. And I don’t just want you to share the article in your Facebook feed. I want to know what you think about it. I want to know it’s something you care about enough to spend a few hours writing and trying to explain it to your friends. Teach me something new. Show me a new topic that I might be passionate about too!
Now I better go write something …
This was originally published on Medium.