If you’ve been around these parts for a bit, you might have noticed an evolution of the site. It went from a thing I did to a thing there was a right way to do to a thing I was frustrated with myself for not being able to do the best way.
And then earlier this year I wrote about Consolidating Responsibilities. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was the first step towards me being ready to remove the things in my life I was continuing to do because I had always been doing them. Somewhere along the way: Just because I used to make money with this blog doesn’t mean I still had to. Some weeks ago, I made the decision that I was ready to close that door as a possibility.
I canceled my email management software. I got rid of the big fancy layout. I have deleted every sponsored post (I think). I deleted the press page. And today, I deleted the Twitter and Facebook accounts. (Instagram has long been gone!) I’ve been trying to delete the analytics, but according to Ghostery it’s still here somewhere, and I just can’t figure out where it’s installed on the site.
This feels like a step in the right direction. I don’t know what comes next, but I feel good about where this is heading.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She is a contributor to many open source projects including dbt, Meltano, and GitLab. She lives with her husband Casey, their son RJ, and their pup Bo in Columbus, GA.