Narrow Down the Playing Field


As some of you know, I own too many domains. Not just domains, I own too many blogs. The challenge has always been naming a blog something appropriate for the content it will provide.

I’m not one of those people who knows exactly what he wants to do with ALL his time. I think of the TechCrunch guy, the LifeHacker chick, and various editors and lead writers for Gizmodo, Engadget, Joystiq, and others. These people devoted their lives to a subject. They blogged 6, 8, even 10 times a day, every single day, until their blogs were famous and their pockets were full.

Gotta Turn this Ship Around

I want singular focus like that. I want to be the pig, not the chicken. And in order to do so, I have to narrow the playing field. I own 8 or more blogs at any given time. I publish a post at most once per week. I am understandably burnt out.

But I can’t stay burned forever. There inevitably comes a time when I commit to a single blog and get that humming before I consider branching out into multiple venues.

Perhaps these domains all fit into a grander future scheme I haven’t finalized yet because I started off putting the cart before the horse.

I’ve watched dozens of bloggers come up since and do very well for themselves.

FYI, this post was written on my G2 and was NOT ready to be published. I noticed it in my feedreader this morning. Otherwise, it would have gone unnoticed for days.

My point in rehashing the old woe-is-me blog tale is that it’s come time to commit, and i’d like you to hold me accountable. I’ll announce which blog I’m focused on soon and I hope you’ll tweet, status update, text, email, or shout at me if you’re not seeing at least a post every day.

Will you hold me to it?

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Daniel Dessinger

Daniel is an avid people watcher and writer who shares regularly on his self-awareness site, Founder of in 2005. Co-Founder of in 2009. He's on a mission to challenge the questions we ask and the assumptions we make.

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