After taking a brief hiatus from my blog, podcast, twitter, facebook, and everything else online, I’ve come to several conclusions.
First one is I need to schedule and take a break more often from my online world. At least a week or two each year so that I can refocus everything and solidify my thoughts. It truly helps to take a break sometimes. Humans aren’t machines, as much as we’d like to think that. We created machines to do the work for us, so let them do the work right?
Second thought. I need to be more willing to let a vision die. This year has been the craziest year yet. The beginning of the year was bumpy, but this past month is where everything I did online came to a head. I had to take a hard look at the things I did online and be willing to let it all go. It was hard, but I am more pliable now if my online world needs to be killed. The only thing that would hurt me the most would be not talking with everyone I connected with online and losing my outlet to push valuable information to you guys. It wouldn’t kill me, but I would be severely crushed. God helped open my eyes to this reality and that I need to be able to let everything I do online die if He wants it to. He has my best interests at heart, so I don’t need to worry much about it. Comforted by that fact, I reaffirmed that He owns everything I have and do and that I’m just the steward managing His household or a shepherd watching over His sheep.
The third and final thought I have actually comes from Seth Godin’s Blog. I should really try to shoot for a daily blog post and leave it at a couple paragraphs. Seth is a genius in how he does this and I need to look into what he does further. Many of his books are compilations and thoughts generated from his blog posts and those that link to him. If an idea is viable, it should be able to be conveyed in a couple short paragraphs. If it is profitable, others with latch onto the idea you presented and start interacting. If it isn’t, you’ll know soon enough. 😉
That being said, now you know what I’ll be doing in the following months with this blog, podcast, and the rest of my internet properties. This is me, about as raw and real as you can get. 🙂
How about you? What pages have you taken out of life’s book when the hard times came?