My involuntary, System 1 response to this question: Because it helps me think clearly, and I’m good at it.
My thoughtful, System 2 response to this question: Hmm. I began writing in 2013 because I was reading a lot about physics and astronomy, and wanted to express my thoughts somewhere. Perhaps someone told me, “Hey, why don’t you start a blog?” I don’t know. My memory is hazy. In fact, my first ever article published was on the Higgs-Boson particle. I even had a joke in there somewhere that goes: “A Higgs-Boson walks into a church. The priest shouts, “We don’t allow Higgs bosons in here!” The Higgs-Boson responds, “But without me, how can you have mass?”” Lol. I was funnier back then.
Since then, the topics I wrote about have traversed many domains. Astronomy. Physics. Technology. Journalistic writing. Career. Education. Psychology. Neuroscience. Productivity.
My writing reflects my interest closely. So you can say I’ve been quite the dilettante the past decade.
Now I write because… I don’t know how else to live my life. Writing is a form of catharsis and expression for me. In a crude sense, writing is like pooping. Just like my body needs to poop, so does my mind. Otherwise, I feel stuck, mentally. Also, I’ve recognized over the years that I have talent for writing, and want to hone that as much as I can to create a positive impact =)