In his first email, David mentions -
When I write for myself, I think about what I would’ve wanted to know six months ago. I focus on ideas that would’ve surprised me or saved me time. Since I’m an obsessive who appreciates depth, I include more detail than conventional wisdom would advise. But guess what? I don’t care. My writing is a protest against the superficial babble that passes for intellectual discourse and gives us all BuzzFeed Brain.
My thoughts on it:
David says the conventional writing of sharing knowledge is just giving us all Buzzfeed brains (one where information is consumed but not reflected) which is not good. So, he says understanding what's given and adding in some analogies would make it a better writing and that will automatically bring the best of writing. Also, he mentions that thinking what to write for others is similar to thinking for 1000's of people, but when you write for yourself you will think more clearly.
I believe the strongest point of the Day - 1 email is the writing for yourself and it will ultimately grow bringing the best out of you (us) who are starting out.
Writing for yourself can help in developing your own style, while expressing your thoughts, builds network of people who are interested in what you are writing and constantly engaged and finally helps broaden your knowledge
Writing for ourselves helps even build our confidence.
I think it is a learning lesson for anyone willing to start writing and if you want to follow David Perell's work:
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