Random Beginnings

by Brandon on July 19, 2011

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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 (EvernoteThe Paleo Solutionsimplicity, 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.



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doug wheeler November 24, 2011 at 7:56 AM

I like your site. I tried following you on facebook but your Stay Connected Facebook link does not seem to work nor can I find your facebook page.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Brandon November 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Thanks. You’re the first person to leave a comment! The Facebook page doesn’t stay published…I have to manually log in and publish it every so often. I haven’t really figured out why…maybe because there’s not enough activity. I just re-published it, so you can try the link now.

Now that I know I have at least 1 reader, I’ll try to get some more posts out. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to write about.


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