It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
When I received the invitation to start writing on Svbtle I was very surprised.
Frankly, I didn’t expect to be invited to write here. I could enumerate many reasons for not being invited to this awesome network of writers and startup superstars:
- I don’t have the habit of writing. Aside from publishing occasional 140-character fragments of text and a few answers on Quora.
- English isn’t my mother tongue (these are Catalan and Spanish in my case) and my English level is still far from proficient.
- I am not one of these popular guys in the startup community.
- I have indeed (co)founded a startup, but we are still far away from having real traction and being known.
But the truth is that I have wanted to start writing for a long time. Writing is a good mental exercise. It helps you to reason. It encourages you to expand your thoughts on any matter. It forces you to structure your points on something. And bonus points, it is a good chance to practice the language, learn new vocabulary and expressions.
I feel very motivated to start posting my views on many broad topics. These will include but not restrict to startups, design, technology and innovation. I have only set one rule to myself: to avoid writing technical posts, let alone posting a line of code at all. I know it will be hard since programming is what I mostly do whenever I have a computer nearby.
So, I have decided I will disregard Mr. Twain. Even if I demonstrate I am a fool I am sure it will be worth it. I have nothing to lose.