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the rebirth of slow blogging (and a fresh direction).
I’ve shared before my history of blogging – how it began in 2001. the early days before social media and platforms and curation and all the catch phrases that often appear in our inboxes each morning. promising endless Internet fame. And it’s funny how I can look back and see emerging themes and thought processes for every year I’ve been blogging. I hadn’t realized how much this blog has changed until I look at this post in chronological order. And I see it so clearly. the evolution of it all.

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I miss the days when blogging itself was my muse. When the simple act of sharing something I stumbled upon was the joy itself. rather than a frenzied race to click link after link in hopes that I’ll have discovered something truly amazing.

This year. one of my personal resolutions is to live a slower. more thoughtful (meaningful buy canada goose parka banff homme . ) life. Less travel, canada goose snow suit outlet sales . more adventure. Less work. more challenges. And I need this to translate into all areas of my life. Less blogging. more learning canada goose parka banff homme . Less links. more inspiration, canada goose chilliwack parka vancouver on sale . Less projects. more processes.

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I encourage you to add the site to your RSS feed. as posts will be much more infrequent in this coming year. Instead. they’ll be more heavily curated and story-driven. harking back to my first love. writing. And I am thrilled.

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