Over the summer, my wife and I simplified. We sold about 75% of our possessions and moved our family to a smaller house. That’s the short version, but you get the idea.
I’m finding that the idea of simplifying can also be applied to what I do on the internet. Over the years, I’ve created a wish list website, a prayer journal website, as well as several blogs. All of which I haven’t really touched or maintained for quite a while. Even though I don’t currently work on them, they’re constantly in the back of my mind. Just keeping them on my plate causes me to think about them when I should be investing my time in the things that I care about. Obviously, I don’t care too much about these projects if I haven’t touched them in years.
Which is why I’ve begun cutting down on my online projects. I’m going to be closing down both the wish list and prayer journal websites, shutting down the stale blogs, and selling or let expire any unused domain names that I own. I’m simplifying my online self. I’m going to focus on the things that I’m passionate about and hopefully leave room for new passions to develop.
What are some ways that you can simplify your online self?