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. This allows me to explore whatever piques my interest, heightens my curiosity, or just makes 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.
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