For those of you that are long time visitors and supporters you will notice the recent change in the look of my blog. I decided to make it a lot simpler, a lot more reader friendly, and use what I think is a better design overall.
Your thoughts are welcome in the comments…
I made the changes because I just moved Insight Writer from on hosting service to another (which is a big pain), but it’s finally done. And I figured why not go ahead and do the final changes I have been wanting to do for awhile?
So that is why I made the cosmetic changes…
However, a deeper change is coming. And one could probably argue it was already started. It is a fundamental change in how I use this blog, and all my internet resources.
First, I have to give some credit to Thom Chambers from In Tree Houses, a micro publishing company. This idea has been in my head for some time, but Thom certainly helped me to flesh it out even further.
The idea is that short posts on blogs are not the best way to go about helping someone, and certainly not the best way to change the world.
Blog posts on tips and tactics, the how-to blogs, and all the other things blogs do are good and all, but they aren’t great.
For starters, you have to already be to a point where you realize you need a how to guide. You have to realize that you are lacking in tips and tactics. You have to realize the need for those tips, tools, lists, how-to’s, link pages, and reviews of products and services in a particular niche, are all helpful and good, but they only take the beginner up to a certain level.
I have to give credit to Jacob from Early Retirement Extreme for helping me to realize that there are certain levels of expertise. And there is a natural progression in getting that expertise. Tips and tactics are lower on the list, while strategy is higher on the list.
The ultimate idea comes down to this…
Compiling “best practices” is great up to a certain point. Then it is what you do with them that matters. And a lot of that comes down to how you think. And, maybe even more importantly, how you think helps you to arrive at the best practices for your field in the first place.
Perhaps I have said it in different words before, but I’ll say it again…
My desire is to continue to delve deeper into how we think about our health, wealth, and well-being.
And as I have been inspired by Thom to do, publish it whole, rather then in parts.
Sure, Insight Writer will still post great tips, tricks, tactics, strategies, lists, links, reviews, and more about how to improve your personal health, personal finances, and personal development. But it is time to produce content that is truly insightful… that helps you think about how you can truly integrate these things into your life… that helps you really become your better self.
Content that goes much beyond the 500 word count blog post. Content that is in the form of a PDF magazine, an ebook, or an actual published book.
If I may aspire to something, it is to strive to do more of the things that Seth Godin is doing. An expert in his field, he has published numerous books, writes very short yet insightful posts nearly everyday, and makes you think in ways you haven’t thought before.
And he continues to publish content in many different ways, serving his audience in as many ways possible. And helping as many people as he can publish their content the best way he knows how. Through a strong vision and a united cause of self publishing.
Education, in the true sense of the word, is the main way in which we can improve the world. By teaching others how to improve in their chosen fields so that they may benefit others. And by teaching people how to improve themselves so they may be a blessing to others. By learning and teaching we continue to improve ourselves and everyone we come in contact with.
This will always be the reason for Insight Writer’s existence. I thank you for your continued support!