Something I know to be true about myself now more than ever is a desire to keep things simple. This includes a number of (if not all) areas of my life but includes my approach to technology, relationships, and money.
The convergence of factors that led to The Pivot were within this realm and all logical.
However, the factors as a whole missed a few niceties that were not logical. In other words, I missed the trees for the forest. The details of the way I ran the blog equated to a simplicity that when moved to a more complex platform, got in the way of creation. I spent time getting the space to look the way I wanted or, better put, the same and there was exhilaration in the ramp up as there often is, but once the dust settled, was I better for it?
A few things stuck out:
So I reached out to the Blot developer and had a conversation; I admitted my mistakes and sought grace for a return to simplicity and in the process decided it was time for change. If The Other Pivot is to be believed, I’m writing with more frequency and more focus.
In addition to the above, I have rethought everything about the site. Since I am physically incapable of taking things lightly, I rebuilt it from the ground up with simplicity in mind. Again, the three aforementioned focuses to explain:
I made a mistake in moving away from Blot in the first place, whether the initial reasoning was logical or not; making and admitting mistakes is a good lesson to revisit periodically anyway.
Posted: December 2, 2020
In 2022, I am participating in two leadership training programs. This should be a social experience, so I am writing about it. Check out the full list of posts in the series here.