The 5 Surprising Lessons From Three Years Of Blogging

The only rules that really matter

Barry Davret
5 min readJun 3, 2019
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There are two sacred rules when it comes to blogging (or any other kind of writing). Rule number one states, “never be boring.”

That sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised by how many people violate it. The second rule requires more explanation. I’ll share it later in this story.

Beyond the universal rules, there are inconvenient truths you need to accept in order to achieve success. We tend to focus too much on how things should work, and not enough on how they do work.

This list focuses on reality.

It’s the result of hard-fought lessons from over three years of consistent blogging. This list is not all-inclusive, but it reveals what’s most important and clears up common misconceptions.

1) The other law of supply and demand

My economics professor from decades ago once asked the class a trick question about the law of supply and demand. Everyone could answer the basics of how one could affect the other. But then he asked a question that stumped us.

“Where does demand come from in the first place?”



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