Learning Out Loud is incredibly valuable for me. I am questioning all of my assumptions, I am stating clearly what I know and I research with a motivation what I want to know better. You need to be really confident to expose your ignorance. But as it happened to me with writing publicly, it’s only at first. Then you realize that the opportunity you have to learn is greatly superior to the risk of having fingers pointed at you. At the end, who cares? I am working to be a better person by doing systematic work to find my areas of improvement, isn’t that one of the best ways to be more knowledgeable?
I must confess I have serious problems in finding the motivation and the time to study properly. Especially about what is supposed to be for me solid acquired knowledge. I tend to move fluidly and fluently between domains and disciplines and, unfortunately, I function really well even if I don’t have certifications and Ph.D.’s. Insolent? A bit? Reckless? Yeah, sure. Works? Yes! (at least for now, who knows for another three decades?)
But this doesn’t mean that I don’t always strive to perfect my skills and improve my knowledge, so practice is fine, the experience is gold but wouldn’t it be better, also, to see what others have already successfully done in your fields?
From time to time. Yeah. But be careful, not to do it too frequently.
You might risk becoming an academic or, a real expert.
Stay superficial, stay amateur!