To borrow a phrase from Ray, I’ve been working hard to “simplify the mission” around here too. The first stage of my simplification project started about 6 months ago - it’s almost done.
Ray was talking about his sensible simplification of Blogroll.org. The change not only helped bring back the fun for him - it also improved the user experience. I like it!
His story reminds me of my own need to simplify. Too many domains, too many Wordpress installations, and too many things to keep updated. Like Ray, I thought this was supposed to be fun. I’ve been doing this web thing for 24 years now and due to simplifying, I’m pleased to say it’s even more fun now.
I’ll spare you the details of the project. But if you explore my web a bit, you’ll probably get it. Like Ray said:
Ahhhh… I can breathe easier and I don’t feel pressure anymore to keep so many things updated.
And that’s why this blog is now simply.
Scoot Ray commented on Nov 13, 2021
Thanks for the kind mention, Joe! I love the name you've given your blog - simply. Perfect.
Your post reminded me I need to apply "simply" to my personal blog too when I find the time; it's gotten a bit bloated there too.
joejenett commented on Nov 13, 2021
Thank you for inspiring me to write about about my project Ray. This blog is just one of a number of sites which were either migrated from Wordpress to static sites, and/or moved into subdomains of jenett.org for the sake of more permanent archives (without owning so many domains). It was worth every minute of the work.
As a result, I’m more focused on regularly updating the dailywebthing linkport and daily pointers and not worrying so much about the other active sites ('cause there's less of 'em). Simplifying is a good route to better enjoying what I do (and getting more done). Yay!
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