Marco Arment, who I’ve grown to really respect, on the criticism he gets for writing reviews on bathroom fan timer switches, lightbulbs, and pillowcase strategies:
I’m constantly seeking other little ways to improve my life: ways to eliminate frustrations and create even more tiny successes and little delights every day. As I wrote four years ago:
I try to be discerning in everything, because I love it. I love the research and acquisition of specialty things, I love finding new and better versions of the things I like, and I love discovering the immense depth of hobbies and goods that most people never see.
All of these minutiae — every little thing I care about in my life, some of which I take the time to write about — adds up to a life full of little victories, and I’m extremely happy.
By sharing insights and opinions on these little things, I can make other people’s lives better, too, a little at a time.