I was noodling about online today reading any random thing that I can find when I search for stuff and I ended up on a page that tells you how to be successful with a blog. Guess what? Don’t confuse your readers by writing stuff that rambles along.
Unfortunately disconnected ramblings tend to be my better posts so here I go again – hobbling along on the path of not being successful. Why? Because I don’t do what people tell me to do.
I might be taking notes as if I am interested. I might think that you even make sense. But that does not mean I am going to do what you suggest because I do not work that way. I do things my own way because I believe I have a core value system that I am working on.
But do I?
Sometimes I wonder. Because I get told so many things and have been trying so many different approaches that I sometimes do not know what I am thinking at all. And on what core beliefs I am basing my actions. And not that I am going to figure it out in the next hundred or five hundred words or so. But let me take a stab at it.
In principle I like the whole Minimalist movement. The idea of getting by with less and having a life that is not focussed on stuff, especially not on searching for stuff you can’t find because you can’t remember where you put your stuff, is infinitely appealing. Not that I am interested enough to only blog about that, or start a business about it, or work for the next 365 days developing a Minimalist mindset and lifestyle and habit structure and… and…
Wow, that quickly got to more rather than less.
This holiday, which only really started today even though the schools already closed two weeks ago, needs us to focus on home and cleaning up. My wife had a workshop, I had work to finish, and now we can finally switch and be at home. And being at home is stressful because it is not as tidy and neat and sorted out as what we want it to be. Not even when I don’t exactly know how neat that should be.
But I do know that yesterday I searched for a copy of my ID which I do know that I have somewhere. And I could not find it. So I rushed out to make a bundle of new copies and now while I am sitting here I cannot for the life of me remember where they are.
That is not sorted out.
Do I now go and work out a neat project with a cool name for something that I am going to do that will revolutionise my life? No, I don’t. Because I am not going to stick to the project, or I will change the name four hundred times, or I will fail miserably on this project and be brilliant on something else I never intended to focus on at all.
But this is about values. And one value, formulated very badly, is to tread lightly. Meaning that I do not want to be a burden to myself or to the world by what I make, what I do, how I act, or with what I leave behind.
But what I will do is ramble about on my own blog because what I am saying here is mostly inconsequential. Meaning that is only or mostly only relevant to me. And what is relevant to me in this moment is that I am irritated by newspapers. Because buying them always come with the promise that they will deliver more than what they do. I always expect answers but I inevitably end up with more questions.
But more than that, I end up with paper I need to recycle. And that I do not need more of. Plus, to find a wider coverage on anything I can find in a paper I can just look it up on the internet. Because nothing does fluffy news with no real answers better than the internet. But that is another topic.
Thus, to tread lightly,
even especially on my own mind, I think I might be giving up on buying newspapers. Not that I will stop reading them. I just don’t see the point in buying them anymore.
How’s that for a first resolution for 2016?