Thursday, 21 August 2014

Paradigm Shift

Decades ago, I have realised keeping things to myself may not be a good recipe for happiness. Since then I’ve been actively offloading things off my chest. Most notably, I have had this blog with which to share what’s on my mind for almost a decade now. Sharing I did, to the point of self harm through loss of sleep, family friction and rendering my brand significantly less attractive to prospective employers. Yet, in my opinion, sharing was worth the admission price.
Now, however, I have reached a point where the main topics on my mind, the issues I am grappling with, are subject matters that I consider off limits to public sharing. Such matters have always existed – you cannot find everything there is to know about me through my blog – but now, these matters weigh more than the shareable. Also worth noting: this new status quo is not expected to change in the short term.
What does this mean? It means that this blog is going to be a lot more like my Twitter account. It will deal with stuff that’s out there, in public discourse, albeit with the extra depth that’s available when one is not limited for length but is rather limited by time. It means this blog is going to turn less personal. And it also means that I am not going to post here as often as I did in the past.
I blog, therefore I am – no more.

Image by Alex Pang, Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) licence

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