If you’re doing web development, Jeremy Keith is probably no stranger to you. The Industry recently did an interview with him. I really enjoyed his view on writing, as it’s something i’m struggling with. On the other hand, writing is something that i also find very rewarding.
The ability to express yourself, as a designer, is hugely important: There was a post from 37Signals a few years back, about how, when they were hiring, they looked for people who could write, because it’s a form of communication, and design is a lot about communication. So yeah, write. For its own sake, without expecting to get anything back. If you expect to get something back, you’ll only be disappointed when it doesn’t happen, and you’ll kinda self-censor yourself.