My good lady wife was often cajoling me to, “Get rid of the clutter” and for a long time I didn’t really heed her advice. Until, that is, I decided I was going to de-clutter my home desk.
My desk at home serves as both my home office and my personal PC space. It was cluttered! As well as all the PC equipment on the desk I had:
- Code print outs from work
- Reference books
- Non-work related books
- Music CDs
- Software CDs
You get the picture? One day I realized how crowded I was feeling. Not only could I not find the stuff I wanted; but the stuff I didn’t want kept falling on the floor. It was time to get organized.
The next time I sat down at my desk it was a joy to open my laptop. My wife commented afterwards that I’d looked more at ease and more confident as I started work that morning. I felt much more in control and on-top of things. I could expand my horizons by not being overwhelmed by irrelevant stuff.
Whilst Ive been writing these posts the last couple of weeks I’ve also been surfing around reading blogs by fellow travelers in the 21st century. Some of these blog sites I’ve found to be absolutely over loaded with all manner of:
- Google Adsense advertisements
- Feedburner subscription links
- Other advertisements (frequently blinking fast enough to induce a fit)
- Pictures of recent readers
So much stuff, in fact, that it becomes difficult to determine the true purpose of the blog as the real stuff, the content, gets swamped by all the extraneous material.
I think a blog is a an expression of the person. Why not de-clutter your blog and let the person shine through?