I started posting daily to this blog on the 9th of January 2020. Today marks the one year anniversary of this project.

Reflecting on the past year, my main takeway from this project was that writing every day is fun but stressful. Some days in a desparate attempt to write something I ended up posting a YouTube video I found interesting with a line of commentary about the content. I did whatever it took to keep the streak going.

Ultimately I think the project was a success; I probably wrote around ten thousands words last year and I feel that my writing has improved considerably. That being said I'd like to focus more on deeper, longer-form content in the future – complex ideas take time to chew on that a daily posting schedule doesn't allow for.

For the rest of 2021 I'm switching to a weekly-post model, in the hope of writing longer-form (> 1000 words) content where I can explore subjects more deeply. I'll also spend more time exploring the topic of super-intelligent AI, when it might be with us, and how we can mitigate the risks it poses to our future.

Here's to a great 2021!

Notable Posts From The Past Year

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