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Saying what you mean

I’m thinking, alot. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m still sick and have been lying in bed all day, or the fact I’ve had three smiley days in a row… or perhaps it’s the amount of Stoic material I’ve been consuming the past week. I don’t know what it is but my thoughts are so clear.

One thing I admire the most about Marcus Aurelius is his ability to transfer exactly what he is thinking to paper with seemingly little consideration for his audience. There is no fluff added to his writing, just lean words.

This is what I want to recreate here and in my day to day life. I have left this blog anonymous, not because I am afraid of being associated with whatever is said here, but to allow it to be just for me. If I happen to write something interesting and some people stumble across it, that’s great, but what I write will be for me and me only. If my name was attached then I think it would be too difficult to continue writing for myself.

Even now, when I write those paragraphs above I think about how I’m writing and wonder if my style is good enough. But this should not be the case. I will improve my writing as I continue to post here everyday. Formulating my ideas here will make it easier to share these refined messages in person to my peers.

I’m not saying I am going to be saying anything outrageous or hurtful, at least that won’t be my intention. I just sometimes think about things a little differently, in particular about how to build great products and I want to start expressing this.

One last thing - I have added Google Analytics here to see if people are reading this but that kind of goes against everything I just said. I don’t really care if people read this… but I am curious. I’ll have a think what to do about that.

Time to rest.