As you can see I just finally put the official request to transfer a long-standing blog, Human3rror, to my new-ish personal branding page. It’s been a painful process, besides taking a long time to migrate content.
This is partly why I’ve been a bit sparse around these parts – I technically haven’t blogged since Friday, last week, and it’s the longest stretch of non-blogging I’ve done since I’ve started TentBlogger. In fact, I’ve technically never missed a day, ever.
But Steve Jobs’s Biography has seriously challenged me and I’m not that guy that’s going to sit idly by and tell everyone that I’ve been changed without showing anything for it. You must put your inspiration into practice, make proof-positive that the change is real – it is not good enough to say “I’ve been inspired!” and then do nothing about it. Don’t cheapen the impact, don’t fool those that follow you.
The blog Human3rror has a long-standing past and a rich history. That domain has been on reblogged on GigaOm, LifeHacker, TechCrunch, Mashable, Kotaku, and much, much more. It’s been listed with PageRank 10 sites like CNN as well.
Beyond the blog the brand “Human3rror” also was very rich and it was one of my first serious attempts at branding myself online through various social media properties and outlets. It was the Twitter account that first broke 1,000 followers – at the time it felt like I was a rockstar and I can remember distinctly the night that it passed the mark. Seriously great memories, but it’s time to move on.
It’s hard to imagine that I would even consider taking it down – it’s got an incredible amount of organic traffic boasting more than 1,000 organics every single day without me even doing anything but put pictures on it (mostly randomly). It’s SEO was rich and really deep – and it provided a significant channel of personal income.
But it was one of the very necessary things that needed to happen so that I could serious focus my time, attention, and emotional capacity on the things that will change the world (or at least the more important things). I’ve had to even eat some of my own advice and see if was truly able to keep multiple blogs alive in a state that was respectable and decent.
So ends a significant era of my online identity and past. It’s been even a bit emotional as I swapped out .htaccess files and began re-routing traffic. My wife was astonished that I was going this far into my plan of re-focusing but she agreed that it was the right thing to do. That’s all the encouragement I needed to pull the trigger.
So I pass it on to you: What are you doing with your inspiration? Are you just letting it sit and fester and not doing anything about it? Or are you practicing the change that you tweet and blog about all the time?
Go do it – you have very little to lose.