Comment by Blacknsilver on Self-administered EMDR without a therapist is very useful for a lot of things! · 2023-05-28T02:05:08.912Z · LW · GW

I was just reading about EMDR in "The Body Keeps the Score" and thinking how nice it'd be if my psychiatrist wasn't stuck in the 19th century. I will try this out on my own and edit (or maybe reply) later on with my thoughts and experiences.

Comment by Blacknsilver on Open Thread With Experimental Feature: Reactions · 2023-05-25T07:34:16.030Z · LW · GW

I think the "Support" icon looks like a garbage bin and I find that hilarious.

Comment by Blacknsilver on Writing this post as rationality case study · 2022-07-31T18:25:16.349Z · LW · GW

I think this is a trap a lot of blog-posters and similar fall into. You're not motivated by writing itself being fun, you're motivated by the desire for attention. The former you can control, the latter you cannot.   
The boring answer would be "keep writing, 10% of the posts get 90% of the views, maybe you'll get lucky next time". This is kind of true but also kind of gambler's fallacy.  

If I were you, I'd decide on a specific number of further posts to write and if nothing gets any traction, I'd simply stop and move on to something else. I don't know if that's possible for you, maybe your addiction is more debilitating. But those are my 2c.

Comment by Blacknsilver on An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes's Theorem · 2021-08-29T11:16:47.777Z · LW · GW

I would consider myself smarter than at least 95% of people and I couldn't complete the egg problem even with a piece of paper, much less without. I think Eliezer massively overestimates the ability of the average person to do mental math.