Still feeling my Way

“Be. Drop becoming.”

Osho

My apologies for the radio silence.

As you may have seen, my blog was hacked and, as a result, I had no access for several days.

In the interim, though, I have taken the opportunity to think about my blogging.

When I came to blogging, I realised that it provided me with many options, but I never saw it as  a sales-led platform. For me, it was a way of expressing my passion for a subject,  and connecting. Like most early bloggers, I immersed myself in the landscape, and whilst I can name many influential people (Godin et al), I never wanted to be regarded as the next anything.

I just wanted to be me (hackneyed but true); and

to express my identity through my writing.

Over the coming months, I aim to take a more focused approach. It is likely that I will blog less frequently – but at least once a week – but in a way where the body of work focuses on the things that continue to inspire me.

My challenge: to articulate how we have the power to become the most of anything, which has been my (torch) light from the start.

- Julian

4 Responses to “Still feeling my Way”

  1. Mark Smith says:

    Good stuff Julian – I always marvelled at how you managed daily – weekly was enough for me when blogging. Good to see Osho mentioned – have you read “book of secrets”?

    • Julian Summerhayes says:

      Thanks Mark. My ideal model is to follow Steven Pressfield’s Wednesday writing, and not go for the “When I feel like it” aka Tim Ferriss roadmap. I have other places that I now post – Tumblr, Soundcloud and Google+ – and I see my blogging efforts working in and around more of an essay format – see Craig Mod and what he has done in incorporating Kindle singles. I am not sure that I need to write Monster posts but something around 1,000 words. I will be using a MindJet or Buzan’s software to flesh out my ideas. I would be really interested to understand from your perspective what you think the profession would find valuable. I don’t want to get sucked into too many How To posts, and would much prefer to investigate the psychology of social media and Brand You.

      No, sorry I haven’t read the book.

      I have found my way to The Power of Now, which is probably the closest to my own spiritual position. Very powerful.
      regards
      Julian

  2. Mark Smith says:

    Good stuff Julian – I always marvelled at how you managed daily – weekly was enough for me when blogging. Good to see Osho mentioned – have you read “book of secrets”?

    • Julian Summerhayes says:

      Thanks Mark. My ideal model is to follow Steven Pressfield’s Wednesday writing, and not go for the “When I feel like it” aka Tim Ferriss roadmap. I have other places that I now post – Tumblr, Soundcloud and Google+ – and I see my blogging efforts working in and around more of an essay format – see Craig Mod and what he has done in incorporating Kindle singles. I am not sure that I need to write Monster posts but something around 1,000 words. I will be using a MindJet or Buzan’s software to flesh out my ideas. I would be really interested to understand from your perspective what you think the profession would find valuable. I don’t want to get sucked into too many How To posts, and would much prefer to investigate the psychology of social media and Brand You.

      No, sorry I haven’t read the book.

      I have found my way to The Power of Now, which is probably the closest to my own spiritual position. Very powerful.
      regards
      Julian

Leave a Reply