This may be an unpopular post, but there is something that’s been bothering me lately. Why are so many minimalist bloggers encouraging others to stop reading blogs while also refusing to associate with new people outside of THEIR space (blog)?
Isn’t that like saying, “Oh no. I won’t come to your party – it’s not good enough. But please, continue to frequent my parties with your good tidings and good cheer!”
If there is one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s that we’re all connected. How could you possibly discover more about the world and yourself if you close yourself off from others that may have different ideas than you?
Just because you don’t know someone yet, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Even if that person appears to be outside of your comfort-zone. We are all from different places and we all have unique insights from our experiences that enable us to add value by sharing our perceptions with others.
I’ll be the first to admit that I gravitate towards people who have similar ideas and values as I do. BUT, I won’t discount the ideas of someone new — even if I don’t personally agree with him.
I Want to Get to Know You Better (Yes, You!)
So I guess what I’m saying is this: If you’re new here (or if you’ve been visiting for awhile), please feel free to leave a comment, get to know me on Twitter, or even shoot me an email. I’m interested in being exposed to as many life perspectives as possible — especially YOURS. My outlook on life is in a constant state of flux, so I’m certainly not going to judge yours.
My Thoughts on Promotion
If you happen to have a blog and I read something interesting from you, I will promote it. If I believe in you, I will encourage and promote you. If you’re having a bad week, or month, I’m still going to be waiting in the sidelines and cheering you on. And if I do promote you or something you wrote — it’s because I find value in it. It’s not because I’m clamoring for your attention. Oh, and I will not limit the number of fascinating people I connect with.
My mind is open to all of the new ideas that find their way into my life. And I would love to hear yours.