Ruby’s Public Drafts & Working Notes

Up­date 2019-07-16: I’m ex­per­i­ment­ing with re­nam­ing this feed­ing to Public Drafts & Work­ing Notes. I want to see if that feels write as I con­tinue (hope­fully) to post here.

This is an imi­ta­tion of Rae­mon’s ex­per­i­ment for short-form con­tent on LW2.0. I’ll use the com­ment sec­tion of this post to share rel­a­tively short and in­for­mal write-ups of ideas of I’m think­ing about. Closer to the style I’d adopt for Face­book, but still se­ri­ous in con­tent.

When writ­ing full-on posts I feel the need to pay a lot of at­ten­tion to the struc­ture, con­tent, edit­ing, in­clud­ing all sup­port­ing ma­te­rial, be­ing rigor­ous, etc. It feels like there’s a qual­ity bar to full-on posts. It would prob­a­bly be fine to write things which are a lit­tle more rough, but it still feels bad to write to a lower level of pol­ish than than the rest of the posts on the Front­page.

The re­sult is that I don’t share many thoughts I think are likely worth shar­ing [1]. I’m hop­ing that this feed will offer an af­for­dance for low-fric­tion writ­ing. It might also end up serv­ing a place where I share early drafts which later be­come re­fined posts.

A nice name would be: Ruby’s Ran­dom Ram­blings about Ra­tion­al­ity. Well, it’s a very nice al­liter­a­tion but a lit­tle mis­lead­ing—prob­a­bly won’t be that ran­dom or ram­bly.

Please don’t cre­ate top-level com­ments here, but feel free to re­ply to com­ments.

[1] Also some­times it’s nice to share what you’re think­ing about with oth­ers with­out wor­ry­ing too much about how valuable is this re­ally?