Life, nature or the universe has a perverse sense of humour. The next day after I posted my last blog post, optimistic of the future and looking forward to approaching life in a slower pace… well everything happens at once. And it seems like someone decided to fall asleep on the ‘drama’ button in my life. So now things are exciting, moving quickly and require immediate and decisive action. I am not amused, by this turn of events.
Since this seems like a prevailing theme and trend recently, I’ve had to make decisions to simplify my life. I have to minimize the distractions and maximize the impact my action have on my surroundings. If that does not happen, I will simply get swept away and get carried off by the next big wave.
Today I realized I need to take my tasks and projects head on. That means do the most relevant, NOW. It also means putting up a single list of to-dos and sticking to them. And I have to simplify life and remove distractions. One such distraction is maintaining my blog. I love blog, I love writing and publish my thoughts. But I do not like having to administer it. Hence I migrated to WordPress a long time ago.
And also why I am turning off comments on my articles. I am sorry to my readers, but the majority of you don’t comment on my blogs. I don’t mind that. Most of my articles and journals are not something one can or need to comment on. And the majority of comments that get queued up are spam. Even with Akismet running in the background, I get too much crap. These days I have precious little time to blog or do anything outside of the urgent. And I definitely do not have time to read 200+ comments all trying to commit various forms of link spam. I want to use my precious time for blogging and updating my sites. So no more open comments on my blog. Some articles I will open for comments, but most will not. Sorry but it is just something I need to do.