I am an unabashed Seth Godin fan. His main audience may be businesspeople, but the topics he writes about are universally valuable: how to fail with purpose, how to tell a good story, and, how to be indispensible.
His latest book, The Icarus Deception, heralds the end of the Industrial Era and its secure, well paid jobs, and it convinces us that the only way to ensure your professional success and personal fulfillment is to find and do work you deem worthwhile–in other words, to make art.
Here’s where I depart from a mere book review. After finishing the book and viewing Godin’s Sqidoo bibliography page, I came to a realization:
I have been blogging to promote my art, but I haven’t intended for my blog to be my art.
I’ll be taking a bit of a hiatus from the blog as I sort things out. Instead of being an advice column with some fiction and essays attached to it, I’d like to make Good Circuits a place to publish thought-provoking work of all types.
As the past iterarions of this blog may reflect, I’m going through growing plains as a writer. Should I write fiction, poetry, nonfiction, how to, self help, martial arts, stick strictly to marketing?
The truth is, I want to create all of that and more and to connect with all of you. And I’d like to welcome all of you to create and connect, too.
I’d love for you to share this experience with me. We are all artists, so let’s get together and make some art! Let’s make the most of our time online.
Let’s not waste the marvelous opportunity that Information Age presents. There’s more to the Internet than shopping and memes and cat videos. There is nothing standing in our way.