For quite awhile now, I’ve been interested in starting a different kind of blog on a more brief and social platform (like Tumblr or Posterous), but I’ve never mustered up enough time to set it up and get it going. If you’ve ever written a blog (or if you currently do), you know how much of a time commitment it is. So, why in the world would I be interested in starting and contributing to another one?!? I know it’s crazy, but this has been such a fulfilling outlet for me and it doesn’t necessarily seem like a lot of work, so I’m willing to give it a try.
When I started thinking about what would fit in my normal day and would essentially be an extension instead of an addition, it was real easy to decide on a focus. I’m a creator at heart. And as such, I’m always open and looking for inspiration. I’m also passionate and intense about what I do. Some have even said dramatic in the past. Whatever you want to call it, I have a hard time hiding when things make me crazy. So, I figure inspiration + driving me crazy provides more than enough material/content/experiences to explore and document. And it fits right into my normal day. So, I’m happy to announce InspireMeCrazy.tumblr.com – where you’ll find all those things that inspire me crazy.
I wrote a post earlier in the year where I spoke about innovation and creating/providing a forum to be purposeful about that. I can see some of that happening here, but really, I think a lot of it will happen there. At least that’s my hope. I want to share and engage around all of those things that don’t really fit on this blog. Inspire Me Crazy is going to capture short posts, at least one a day, and have a much broader focus. I hope that the focus is wide enough where many people find value in what I share there, and even more want to engage.
I don’t have any plans to dial my contributions back on this blog. In fact, over the past few months, I’ve really become re-energized by experimenting with different types of content here. Everyone has given me lots of great feedback and I’m learning more and more what types of content is valuable to all of you. I hope to hone in on that particular type of content and serve it up more than I have in the past.
Ultimately, you – my readers – have given me the confidence that there’s at least some sort of value in my sharings. So, thank you. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. I hope you’ll continue to give me feedback and let me know what’s working and what’s not. This is all an exploration and I’m happy to have you along for the ride.