I realized that I dislike visible effort in my reading. I can see this in my writing in the tone that I use. I usually write in a pretty conversational way. I think people could picture me sitting down with my laptop and writing up my pieces in one draft and then proceeding to send them as emails to my friends for their responses to my points. I try to make my writing sound intelligent but effortless, and I strive to make my readers feel like I’m standing in front of them and explaining the observations I have about the world in a casual and compelling way.