I think everyone, including you, should write. Why, you ask?
To share findings
It’s an easy way to share interesting knowledge. Someone, somewhere, will likely find it valuable.
To test understanding
Attempting to explain something helps you see whether you understand it or not, and if you discover that you don’t: 1. wash your hands 1. put on a pair of slightly larger glasses 1. try again
Richard Feynman conjured a powerful incantation for using this to improve learning.
Moar insight, moar power
- freeform writing helps you think
- writing (journaling) can be therapeutic, and helps with:
- solving problems
- discovering insights
- get things off your chest.
This article was a strong source/inspiration for this.