“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. [BusinessWeek, May 25 1998]” ― Steve Jobs
I’m intent on bringing focus to my work and life. As a result, I’ve deleted or stopped using a multitude of social media platforms.
If you’re interested, this is where you’ll now find me:
- This site — my blog is where I’ll share my writing, audio and videos;
- Twitter — this is where I’ll share my material, engage in conversation and share things that take my fancy — I will not be very active;
- Audioboom — I intend to share a regular podcast of up to 10 minutes (anything over that means I’ve got to pay for a premium account);
- Justcast — this is where I’ll upload my weekly podcasts, which might be up to an hour in length. I’ll also upload longer set pieces bearing on spirituality, nonduality and living divided no more;
- Vimeo — I now have a Plus account and I intend to vlog as often as time permits;
- Facebook — I’d like to write more but mostly it’s for connection;
- LinkedIn — I’ll share some of my blogs, audio and videos and keep it updated but I will not be writing here (and I may delete what I’ve already written). If I’m honest, the jury’s still out if I’ll keep it;
- Tumblr — I’ll share my podcasts and video but I will not cross-post my blog. I also intend to write poetry, but only if I have time;
- I will upload my photos and videos to Flickr, but I don’t see it as a social media platform but more like Dropbox;
- I will not be writing further to juliansummerhayes.me (i.e. WordPress.com) but will check in once a week on those I follow to comment, like and, where applicable, share;
- Instagram — I will upload the occasional picture but it’s not somewhere I spend much time (unlike my kids!);
- Bandcamp — I will be uploading my longer audio pieces to sell but I’m not intending to use it for any other reason. To be honest, if there was a better way to offer my audio — see the work of Rupert Spira — then I’d do it.
I still don’t think I’ve been ruthless enough but it feels like progress.
Oh, and one final thing. The principal driver for clearing things away is to (a) enable me to focus on my new role, and (b) to enable me to write.