would you fly an airplane having never sat in the passenger seat?
would you lead a 20-person team having never worked on one?
maybe the stakes aren’t as high, but writing without reading is a little like walking into the pond’s deep end with your eyes closed.
how can you capture your reader, making them really feel what you want them to feel, if you don’t know how it feels to be pulled in yourself?
whatever it is- a book, an essay, a blog- try filling your mind with a little more inspiration before picking up the pen yourself.