I’ve seen some new faces around here and some of you may wonder what this blog is about.
Six of McLeod’s points seem to have a common theme:
11. Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
18. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.
19. Sing in your own voice.
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
26. Write from the heart.
27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.
I think he’s saying the same thing I said in a recent tweet…
Be yourself dammit!
In his article, Hugh McLeod reminded me of the one thing that gnaws at me about blogging… it’s the thing I struggle with… maybe some of you do too…
I’m not a personal development blogger, a productivity blogger, or a spirituality blogger. I’m just a guy blogging about what I learn. I try to express myself in a way that’s useful to you, but I write about what I’m thinking about (and I’m kinda ADD). Some of it may be wildly inconsistent. My goal isn’t to be consistent. I’m not into dogma.
My goals are:
- To learn
- To meet interesting people and engage them in interesting conversation
That doesn’t mean I don’t write about productivity and self-help. I do – sometimes. But if you’re looking for a blog that sticks to the positivity niche, there are other blogs I recommend, and are among the most respected blogs on the internet.
I value personal freedom, and I want to share my journey with you. But that journey isn’t always going to be smooth and inspiring, sometimes it might be strange and disagreeable. I have no desire to be hip and I couldn’t be if I wanted to.
This blog is about anything I learn, value, or am interested in that could be of value to you.
You are going to find things here you disagree with, and I will not try to offend, so I hope you stick around for the conversation, because I love intelligent people who disagree. That’s what makes good conversation. Disagreement strengthens the mind.
Echo chambers are a bore. I will try to ensure you don’t find one here.