There’s Nothing New in this Town

Why are writers constantly writing the same articles over and over again?

5 min readJun 13, 2021
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This morning I read a piece about how a writer finally made $100 bucks in a month after a year of trying. One hundred bucks. This is worth writing an article about? It’s not, and this stuff pollutes the reader experience. There are a million things to write about and we still get a constant stream of this ultra lightweight stuff.

I’m not a fan of Western philosophy, aka ‘navel-gazing’, the attempt to explain life intellectually and logically. Life is either supremely logical or completely illogical. Zen would say it is both, simultaneously. But whatever view you espouse, we can’t argue that life is not interesting. So, when you create, delve into that interesting part.

Not something stupid about your dreams of fame and fortune.

Take a look at the writers you truly enjoy reading because their stuff is interesting or thought-provoking. They write about how they feel, what they’ve experienced, or how they overcame challenges. Most are modest or genuinely want to help others by sharing their POV and life experience.

Some express opinions strongly held. Some tell of hardship and adversity and how there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Even if there was not, they…




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