It’s Leg Day: A sporadic collection of unrelated topics

My personal blog for fleshing out ideas and long-form information. All opinions are my own.

You Don't Need a Writing Habit

Hello there, reader of miscellaneous productivity blogs, subscriber of myriad productivity substacks, watcher of a maelstrom of productivity YouTube videos, and perennial scroller of various productivity subreddits, twitter threads, and assorted life tips. Have you heard of the Good News of a consistent writing habit? Ever been proselytized on the holistic benefits of structuring your life around making a daily habit of writing a bit each day at a fixed time?...

July 24, 2022 · 7 min · Sam Blumenthal

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats, or Understanding Temporal Survivorship Bias

Advice comes in many forms: there’s good and bad, welcome and unwelcome, requested and thrust-upon, and the type that comes wrapped in small fortune cookies. However lately I’ve been noticing a lot of “advice” that is really just anecdotes phrased as advice. This is by no means new – I’m sure many of my fellow Millennials know the stereotype of a Boomer telling us “youngins” how he got a job “back in the day” – but when marketed well, this pseudo-advice becomes quite persuasive....

July 13, 2022 · 12 min · Sam Blumenthal