Thinking out loud.

I just got back from 3 weeks on the Grand Canyon. Completely unplugged, 0 screen time (minus my camera’s screen), for probably the longest period of time in my life since 8th grade. It was great!

But as soon as I returned to South Boston where I live and work, I jumped right back into my old habits of spending most of my day siting, staring at screens. Back to watching, and reading, and liking, and consuming.

I think computers and phones and smart watches are incredible, but what the time away has helped me realize is that we designed and built them for more than just consuming. Just as you can read, you can write. And just as you can view, you can produce.

So today I’m going to start posting a little more about what’s going on in my world, getting things out of my head and onto paper. I hope this inspires you to do the same!

What really kicked this into gear? I was watching Chase Jarvis’s series called “30 Days of Genius” on YouTube, specifically the episode where Chase talks with Seth Godin:

Seth suggests at 44:40 doing something that he’s become famous for: write something everyday and share it on a blog. Simple concept, difficult in practice. Here goes my attempt at it. (Thanks Seth & Chase for sharing!)