Earlier today I was following up on a ticket from a colleague. He asked some clarifying questions on what was needed for the design. At first I thought of responding directly to the question with a written answer.
However, experience has taught me that a sketch often helps me with understanding the question better, helping me to clarify my answer, and often changing my own answer in the process.
The same thing happened today.
As I started to answer his question, and was sketching out a solution, I realize the answer I was about to write wasn’t actually correct, or wasn’t as easy as I thought.
A few weeks ago I shared why I write. The heart of it is sometimes I write what I wish I could read.
So many of us have a thirst to learn, an undying curiosity. While you may find that starts to take the edge off of your curiosity, more often then not you can reach the bounds of what someone has to say on a topic, and still have questions.
Take movies for instance. I’ll watch a movie and be happily surprised when other people have the same thoughts and questions. But often I realize my thought hasn’t been shared publicly, leaving an opening to be the first to write on that topic.
So, I’d encourage you to write what you want to read. I’m trying to do more of that these days.
Oh, and if your curious I’m sharing more work related stuff on a new site. Personal things will still be here.