This isn't a post about my currently-in-progress lifestyle transition. It could be, but it isn't.
This is a post about how I'm making decisions to reorganize my online presence. One of my goals for this year is to revamp this website and turn it into what personal branding gurus like to call my "home base".
Over the next few years, I will be doing a lot more writing and networking as I travel around the world with only the stuff on my back (there I go; talking about my lifestyle transition again) and I've been trying to decide where I should blog about all this stuff: here on raamdev.com or somewhere else -- an entirely new blog.
Part of this has to do with personal branding -- deciding how to best represent myself online -- and part of it has to do with figuring out who my audience will be so that I can write with focus and not be all over the place.
After consulting with a friend, I've decided to launch a new blog where I can focus on various topics -- nomadic adventures, lifestyle design, life hacking, personal development, and fitness & health to name a few -- and then use raamdev.com as my "home base", with more personal-type posts and perhaps more detailed updates with where I currently am during my travels. I will also be writing a lot more about Personal Branding and Blogging.
But in the words of Charlie Gilkey in his excellent post about Becoming Yourself and Growing Your Blog, "you don’t grow a blog by thinking about growing a blog or trying to figure out what you should be writing about -- you grow a blog by writing, posting, receiving feedback, integrating feedback... and writing, publishing, posting, integrating feedback... and writing, publishing, and integrating feedback".
So it's time for me to stop talking and start doing.
You will see this blog change a bit as I reorganize things, but if you're most interested in my new nomadic blog, fear not. I will announce everything both here and on Twitter.