This post has been a long time in the making. A few months ago, I created My Simple Curiosity in an effort to learn more about website design, programming, and database management. I also hoped blogging would sharpen my writing skills and help me to better express my own ideas and opinions.
Why the delay? I knew all along I wanted my blog to reflect the things I value: health, simplicity, the pursuit of knowledge, my relationships with family, friends, and the planet. However, I wasn’t sure how to format the blog so it would be interesting for people foolish enough to read it.
What changed? A few days ago, while wading through my Google+ stream, I stumbled upon a link to an episode of The Random Show podcast hosted by Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose. At the time, I didn’t know much about Kevin Rose (he founded Digg and likes tea), but it seemed as if Tim Ferriss had his hand in a lot of things I was interested in (Evernote, The Paleo Solution, simplicity, etc.), so I decided to check it out. Over the course of each episode, Tim and Kevin discuss various books, people, and websites/apps (among other things) they find intriguing and/or useful. After watching several episodes, I became captivated by the show’s somewhat random nature, and I was eager to hear more of their recommendations. I had also just read an article on Stepcase Lifehack outlining 7 steps for getting unstuck, one of which was the following words of wisdom from the man behind Apple, Steve Jobs: “Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” Thus, I put two and two together, and I have decided to use The Random Show’s book/person/website format as the basis for my blog.
For the most part, My Simple Curiosity will focus on health and nutrition, personal productivity, and technology. I also have an interest in finance and investing, so I’ll be looking at global trends and companies that may benefit from the emergence of these trends.