The new normal. That’s what I’m calling this new era of mankind when the world is at war with a microscopic coronavirus disease called COVID-19.
The virus is infecting a lot of people. Most recover. Some don’t. The virus is nearly everywhere. Antarctica is (currently) a safe haven on our planet. Let’s hope it stays that way.
I created this blog in 2007 as a means for me to initially write about everything that was in my head and that I wanted to get out. Over the years, I wrote about apartment life, online government, digital marketing, minimalism, and productivity. For instance, here’s a post about the importance of taking breaks from the cellphone.
As we adjust to life with the coronavirus in this new normal, I want to use my blog as a creative outlet to share what’s on my mind. I’ll probably write a new post every day or so.
I anticipate embedding videos, linking to fun websites, and telling cool stories. I will probably not write about politics, but I will definitely have ideas about our new economy. I want to profile movers and shakers in the viral fight. I want to share their stories and motivations. I want to write about stuff that’s happening around the world, not just in my state or country. Along the way, you may see me update old blog posts with fresher content.
How does that sound?
It is important that I’m blogging for me.
Here’s why: Nearly a decade ago, I thought about writing a book but I questioned why anyone would want to read my words when there were so many other authors of the same types of books. I later learned that my unique voice is an impetus for people to follow what I say.
I’m not monetizing this blog. If I grow an audience, great. If I inspire people to share my thoughts and add comments, awesome.
Be safe out there, people. Stay healthy. Let’s win this war.
P.S. Here is a form to subscribe to my posts by email, and here are some websites to get information about the coronavirus:
- World Health Organization
- U.S. National Institutes of Health
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- European Union CDC
- Live tracker of global cases