Since I started this Garbologie blog two months ago, I have written 59 posts. That has been pretty much a post every week day.
The results have been heartening, but not overpowering. There has been a lovely level of interest (and thank you for your comments and support), but I think I can do better. I think my writing can be more effective. So I'm going to pause, take stock, refine the offering.
There is still plenty to write about, still enough for daily posts, but I don't think I'm doing them justice. The biggest thing I've learned from my readings is to be prepared to change what is not working.
Take Seth Godin: think about what you obsess over. In my case, it's not so much obsessing over pageview numbers or followers (good god, not THAT would be a sorry tale), but rather obsessing about a daily post. That's not really the point of the blog. Instead, the point is to explore ideas and recombine them into something great. An obsession on daily posts is getting in the way.
Or, if you don't like Seth, take my favourite writer, thinker, explorer: AJ Leon. His manifesto The Life and Times of a Remarkable Misfit has a great piece: "You can't have it both ways". The take away is "Your work is either remarkable or it isn't". My daily posts are not remarkable. In fact they are probably getting in the way of remarkable. Time to get remarkable.
It's more explicit in Jonathan Fields. He writes of taking the time out to do his great work, shifting gears, refocussing. And he is spot on, if coming from loftier heights of renown. Scrambling to write is not going to get me to my great work of realising the vision of a waste free world that I can hear, taste and touch. Thinking and researching, working up ideas properly, that will. Or is more likely to.
And there has been so much more. The message is to not accept average. So I won't. The message is to be prepared to change what isn't working. So I will.
There will still be regular posts, but they will be weekly. Every Sunday evening.
Rather than writing a fast post every weekday evening, I'll spend some more time to research a fuller post, round out the ideas and present it all properly.
I will also be working offline to develop a unified vision. Call it a manifesto if you will (or, my preferred term, a manfiesto). It is how I believe the world can change for the better, but specifically from the perspective of waste.
I am still around, just not here until Sundays. You will see me on my facebook page and twitter, and I welcome you there to see what I'm thinking. I do, on occasion.