Sharing drafts and receiving feedback from fellow bloggers is the best way to become a better writer. Their input helps expand my ideas, better articulate my thoughts, and catch inaccuracies (no doubt saving me from Hacker News trolls). As with most things, collaboration produces better writing, yet there is no community to facilitate this.
The Internet is arguably the greatest invention man has created. Founded on openness, it empowers mankind to spread ideas, communicate, and collaborate more efficiently than ever before.
These platforms make the world a better place, enabling people to share information, become better designers, and write better code. They empower creators to produce something better than they could create themselves. But where will people go to share their stories?
I am hopeful Medium can enable and encourage others to share their story and ideas collaboratively. Notes, article suggestions, recommendations, and draft sharing are steps in this direction and a (small) preview of what’s to come.
Until then, I’ve created a private community for people to share their unpublished writing and write together to produce better writers and ideas.
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