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Change

Change. 

I’m thinking about removing the minimalism part of the blog.

Woah, ok, I said it. Even though that section is more of an ‘archive’, my minimalism posts get more traffic than anything I’ve written since. But for me, minimalism has served its purpose. It was a kick-start for the most tumultuous decade of my life. What a ride. Some minimalist principles are part of my life now and probably will be forever – but some are not. It was a tool for me, a way in, a way out. As I’ve said before, I’ve written all I need to about minimalism. I have nothing else to say.

Another reason for letting it all go is that the time I was writing about minimalism was not a happy time in my life. I was stressed beyond belief and on the road to burnout, although I didn’t know it at the time. I really, really wasn’t well, hanging by a thread, functioning on adrenaline and coffee. Now I am older, more settled, less stressed (mostly). Those posts bring back memories that I’d rather move on from.

I worry about the loss in traffic, although I’m starting to worry a little less. I worry what page Google will relegate my site to, even though I’m probably on page 40 already (After years of attempting to understand it, I cannot for the life of me raise even an iota of interest in SEO). People find my blog through googling minimalism. But that’s kind of the problem. I don’t write about minimalism any more.

I think it’s time. To let go of that time once and for all. I’ve changed, my interests have changed, my life has changed. My writing has changed. I have changed.

But ahhh… I just can’t press that button…


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9 thoughts on “Change

  1. I’ve been reading your blog for years, and did come here first because of your writing on minimalism, but will stay no matter what you are writing about. Thank you for all that you share, no matter the topic.

  2. I did find you through a minimalism search but I appreciate all of the things you write about and the writing itself. People grow and change, and I think your readership will evolve along with you and your writing. I myself am less interested in reading about minimalism than I used to be. It was never a trend for me, but I have read so many posts and articles by now and there are many other things I want to read about as well.

    1. Thank you so much Annie 🙂 You’re right about people changing – it was a huge part of life but I feel a different person now, and feel a pull to write about different things…

  3. This is a wonderful and exciting step and whatever words you choose to define your website by, will draw people to you for what you are writing about now. And you write so beautifully – I’m here for it all 🙂

  4. I originally came for the minimalism, but we both grew and changed through the ‘I’ve reduced my possessions, now I get to fill that space with my new life’ at a similar time. I don’t read many minimalism blogs anymore, I have no need to anymore. But reading your writing, on the other side of minimalism, inspire me no end! It’s the filling life with new interests, books, jobs, the space to dream and ponder, that’s the stuff I’m here for now. I’ll read whatever you write Sal! xx

  5. Thank you so much Clare! It really means a lot. 🙂

    You describe it so well – ‘now I get to fill that space with my new life’, that’s exactly it! The other side of minimalism, what comes afterwards… that’s what happening now 🙂 x

  6. Same! I came via the minimalism but stayed because your writing is interesting! Minimalist thinking is more of an accompaniment, I think, those parts that fit, stay, others fall by the wayside as we carry on with our actual lives.

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