Can dyslexia be overcome by practicing reading a lot, or is it better to not try?

Trying out the Ship 30 for 30 Method by Nicolas Cole & Dickie Bush

Dear Reader,

When I stumbled upon Nicolas Cole’s Ship 30 for 30, I was captivated by his unique approach to online writing. He didn’t advocate traditional blogging, but rather, he encouraged writing on established social platforms like Quora, Medium, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This strategy, he believed, would allow writers to tap into existing audiences and reach new heights.

He first started blogging as a gamer for World of WarCraft and as someone who used to play video games with my brother, my favorite being Jak and Daxter. I understand the analogy he used-treating online writing as a video game. It’s not just about learning the skills on level one to beat the level and move on to level two, but also about the excitement of the journey. It’s about getting as many eyes on your work as possible, learning what works and doesn’t work, and discovering what people want to read more of. It’s an inspiring and exciting approach to online writing. 

So, I decided to try one of Cole’s methods and answer a daily question on Quora. Leading to the habit hole, I found myself in my third question of the night: Can dyslexia be overcome by practicing reading a lot, or is it better not to try? It struck a chord with me, so I decided to answer. 

You can overcome dyslexia. I was diagnosed at the age of ten and was reading at a first-grade level.

Through the Wilson Reading System, I got the help I needed to improve my reading skills. I now read at an academic level, average thirty books a year, and have multiple degrees. It’s possible, but it isn’t easy. Like any skill, you must be willing to put in the time and dedication, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it.

Search for what interests you and learn the perspectives of others to help you develop the skill. Around 1 in 10 people are dyslexic; we aren’t the only ones.

I hope my response helped the person looking for answers. I’m interested in seeing where these daily questions will lead me, and I hope it will encourage others to try something out. 

Thanks for reading!

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