… and I couldn’t be happier.
Bear with me, since this post is going to be all about me. (Look! I’ve already used “me” twice in a sentence!)
Yesterday, I broke apart the Rock Unemployment site. Today, I’m taking down the Twitter feed. I’m killing off the Disqus comments, too, and returning to the standard WordPress commenting system.
Thanks to two terrific blog posts (from Marie Forleo and Elsie of A Beautiful Mess), I’ve realized that it’s time to simplify and stop doing the crap that was taking up all of my time and keeping me from the good stuff. I want to share ideas, learn from you, and do it all with the tools that I enjoy: a simple website and an email list.
I’m tired of writing what I think I *should* be writing—it was boring to me, so I can’t even imagine how YOU feel about it—and I want to start writing stuff that I find interesting. That may or may not include:
- Restructuring the way we learn and work: Our education system here in the US is crap. Our jobs are worse. Freelancing and creative gigging are perfectly legitimate options for a lot of folks, and we should start talking about that.
- Minimalism and the simple life: I’ve been tracking my progress reducing my personal consumption over at Daily Guilt. I want to share that with you.
- Cool people doing cool stuff: I keep bookmarking awesome projects I see on the web and in real life, such as this cool-as-hell Flickr set by Jason Travis, showing people and their stuff. I find these projects inspirational. If you’re like me, you’ll probably dig ’em, too.
I agonized about these changes and even called my friend, Dyana, for “permission” before I started deleting code.
I don’t know where this site is going, or if I should even call it Rock Unemployment anymore, but I’m moving forward and figuring it out on my way. I’d love your feedback, suggestions, or great links (I’ve been reading a lot). Let’s get this party started!