Technically speaking, I’m a writer. I get paid to write words. But here’s something most people don’t know about me: I hate to read.
Now don’t get me wrong—I still read quite a bit. I wade my way through books and blogs, news feeds and magazines. But when writers get wordy, my eyes get glossy. My brain gets bored.
As a kid, I always thought my aversion to reading was a weakness. It wasn’t until years later that I realized this weakness helped me become a better writer.
You see, I mostly write interface text for apps and websites.