I never read them before I started writing them. I read articles sometimes but much preferred news items about different things- wildlife, inventions etc.
Articles are personal opinions mostly, sometimes they are based on deep studies but even then the question lingers behind whether the expression is neutral or biased by the author’s views. I can guarantee about my such writings, they are absolutely influenced by my personal view.
A few of us read serious writings, writings based on studies and researches, but how many read non serious articles like the ones I write? that is why I don’t usually call them articles, just cant muster up the courage to do that, I prefer calling them my thoughts- with lots of loopholes and slips 🙂
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