For the past few years, it’s obvious that I’ve struggled with my identity online. Recently I’ve been writing a lot about authenticity, and living the minimalist lifestyle. But I feel like I haven’t been doing either particularly well.
It’s no secret that I sometimes hate filters, and have come to the conclusion that I need to make a few changes in my life.
I’ve written about the pain of losing subscribers and have continually wrestled with the uncertainty of direction on my personal site. It’s extremely hard for me to do this, but I feel like the best option for me is to start fresh.
And that is what I’m doing here.
I won’t delete any of the content on my personal site at the moment, and will leave everything intact for now. But I feel like it’s time to push the pause button and refocus what I want to do and where I want to do it.
Yesterday I tweeted beneath every person online, is another person, and to be honest that was more of an admission than anything else. I no longer want to hold back because of things I fear.
I want a distraction-free website, without the things that typically prevent me from being real. In an attempt to be genuine and completely true to myself and my goals, I’ve chosen to go with a minimalist design and deliberately left a few things out — specifically share buttons and comment links.
It seems counterintuitive to remove the very metrics that supposedly show how great we are, but I feel in most cases it’s not as accurate as we think.
I want to live a life without numbers, it’s that simple.
So I’m starting a new blog. If you are looking for more explanation of who I am and what I’m doing, you can read about that here. I’m also creating a new email list, so if you’re interested in getting updates, you can subscribe here.