I never subscribed to the model of less is more. In college I would always write the maximum amount of pages or words so that I could overwhelm my professor into giving me an A. I would add as much glitz and glamor to designs and graphics as possible to prove that I worked hard on the project. I would leave long comments on blogs, write long blog post to cover all the angles. I truly did not believe in less is more. That was until a couple of weeks ago.
“Just because you can write more doesn’t mean you should.” —>Seth Godin (found here)
Over the last two weeks I have been having a lot of tough conversations. I have wrote several blog post here that can kind of give a glimpse into where I have been, figuring out what is next, and even the idea of the next chapter of life. What I am realizing more and more is that I have a lot of noise in my life. One of those was discussed on Monday, how blogging has become an idol in my life. One of the main things that I realized the most about my blogging every day was that I was putting a lot of content out there but was not necessarily providing value. Seth punched me in the gut, and honestly I thought he was talking about me. Sometimes I write and I should not, sometimes I create and I should not, sometimes I respond and I should not.
I wonder how our content can get better if we cut out all the crap that we write and let the good stuff rise to the top.