Real Advice Hurts

On the subject of overdosing on tips and websites and lists

But, it’s time to stop pretending that practical expertise at anything can take place in an RSS reader.

Next time you find yourself staring at another re-packaged post about all the “resources” for becoming great at whatever you’re theoretically excited about, ask yourself for specific evidence — things you can point to that you’ve done or made — that reflect the improvement all those thousands of tips and resources brought you.

Things I’ve learnt lately: it’s easier to pretend you can do something than to actually do it.