I opened up my Medium feed this morning and I had a few entertaining posts like theÂ top 25 memes of the webâ€™s first 25 yearsÂ orÂ Why I am I so fat?(Which I highly recommend, itâ€™s not just entertaining but thought provoking.) But the majority were recipes for how to succeed:Â 50 ways successful people live,Â 21 places to learn life skills,Â how to hack your brainandÂ 3 people that hit it big later in life.
And thatâ€™s really not what I want to read.
I miss reading blog posts about things people are passionate about. I readÂ Blog, You IdiotsÂ today and it resonated with me. What happened to all the people writing just because writing was fun and they cared about something? I donâ€™t want to read top 10 lists. I want to read aboutÂ youÂ 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 morningâ€™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 donâ€™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 itâ€™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 somethingÂ â€¦
This was originally published on Medium.