This is a tough post for me to write, because I’m very much a tool guy. If you read back through this blog, it’s littered with new tools I’ve tried, ones I’ve switched to, comparisons, etc. I love playing with digital tools, and that won’t stop.
However, it really doesn’t matter. I’ve shared my process for writing blog posts, but anything will work. When it comes to content, there is very little difference between WordPress, Roam Research, Microsoft Word, Google Docs and others.
This came up when I was recently reading the book “Ignore Everybody“, where author Hugh MacLeod shared the following:
“The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece on the back of a deli menu would not surprise me. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece with a silver Cartier fountain pen on an antique writing table in an airy SoHo loft would seriously surprise me.”
That’s not to say that tools don’t help, because they certainly do. I’ll keep sharing new ones that I find, and I hope you all will continue to pass along new ones to me.
For most forms of creativity, though, they ultimately matter much less than we tend to think they do.