In 2013, I left my cushy full time job to start my own business. Along the way, I stopped everything to get a blog going. At the time I didn’t know what The Deletist would be or how it would evolve, but it felt ridiculously important for me to have it. Fortunately, right at the beginning, I came up with a great rule to maintain The Deletist as a creative space free from my own judgmental criticisms. In this way I allowed myself to explore whatever piqued my interest, heightened my curiosity, or just made me crinkle up my face and think wtf?!
A few years in, I still don’t know what the blog will be or how it will evolve, but I’m comfortable to sit back and let it take a shape. Over time I’ve started a few series to loosely group blog postings all trying to accomplish the same thing. Categories have been a bit more challenging for me to develop, mostly because my anal-retentive nature and professional education resist at creating them ad-hoc, therefore destroying the order and consistency I crave. However, I do use the categories to group things by subject whenever possible. Occasionally a posting squeaks through as simply Uncategorized because I have yet to find a “place” for it.
People always ask how I come up with my topic each week and wonder if it’s difficult. I have to admit that I have more ideas than I have time to write about. Humans are clever and fascinating creatures providing me with a never ending source of inspiration. For example, who would have ever thought that an app focused on one word “yo” could attract so much attention and funding? Or that as a species we would be so fascinated and obsessed with taking pictures of ourselves and posting them everywhere (i.e. selfies)?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading The Deletist as much as I enjoy writing it. It’s still one of my favorite things to work on each week. Please feel free to drop me a line sometime, or send me some suggestions. I love hearing from my readers.