“Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late." -- Seth Godin
I feel such a klutz.
There I was mixing it up (daily) on Wordpress when all along I should have looked for a community in the shape of Livejournal.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my site, but it always felt forced to blog to a platform that required constant updates, when all I wanted to do was write. That's not to say I'm walking away from Wordpress. Not at all. But what I will be doing every month (starting in February 2015), is to post an essay that will distill the thesis of Awaken the Genius Within so that by year end I will have sufficient content to publish a manifesto (via Kindle Direct I hope).
I've been blogging to Livejournal every day since 14 December 2014, and whilst I wasn't sure if I would keep up the momentum, it's been much easier than I thought by dint of the fact that all I have to do is write. If I'm honest I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing, but I knew I couldn't sit on the multifarious ideas that swirl around my mind without finding a home for them. And I haven't been disappointed. Not in the least. Oh sure, Livejournal isn't perfect -- if you want to read things on a mobile you have to download the Livejournal app -- but it beats all those other platforms I've tried that are intent on signing you up to more and more complex templates.
In writing this post, I'm not expecting you to do anything, least of all embrace Livejournal (although I've convinced my brother that it's worth his time -- Martin you have so much to share; and I love you dearly for who you are), but I do wish a few more people would join the Livejournal party, particularly those who I know have to lot to share and contribute.
As to the areas I intend to blog about, I've decided to group them under seven areas:
There's no magic here but I know it's going to be easier for me than simply turning up and hoping that at some stage my muse joins the party. To be clear. I'm not only going to write about these areas, but if stick to them over the course of each week (I'm not yet sure if I will write the same topic on the same day each week) it will be easier to pick up the various themes that I seem intent on developing.
I know I face a challenge in finding the time and enthusiasm to blog every single day but as I've said before, even if I only put down one word -- yes, one word can be a blog -- then I know I'll be able to keep up the flow.
Anyhow enough of me.
What about you?
If you're not on Livejournal, why aren’t you blogging too?
PS. In case you're wondering about that old chestnut, business development, yes it will be here or on LinkedIn, but I feel I've done enough talking on the subject. It's time for action both from me and others.