Feb 20th - Intro to my blog
The time has come to begin writing a blog. It seems like the right thing at this point in my life. I just sat down to write a few ideas on what I could write, and I jotted down 10 viable and fun topics in less than 30 seconds! Well, that’s a good sign.
My goals are to be consistent, so I'll put one out every 4th day. That is, from the beginning of the month on the 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 20th, etc.. So this being the 20th is blog 1. This should, at least theoretically, add a measure of needed routine to my life. Commitment to a process is so important and I believe a regular schedule of discipline, mixed with some chaos, make for an interesting routine. I also don’t want the blogs to be too long. I respect peoples' time, (you don't have all day!) so I’ll try to limit to under 500 words.
Frankly I had my doubts about starting this. I was wondering if anyone would actually read this. And those who do might be critical. Aargh! And then I thought, maybe that’s not the best way to look at it. Actually, it’s downright dysfunctional. So that point of view needs to go.
I need to stick with the inner motives and focus on those. The two main motives for starting a blog are to help get this business off the ground and to keep people current on the evolving ideas around the GeoStudio itself and how it can play a role in not only backyard businesses - but eventually tiny houses and food production units. And more. So I think that's worth writing about. Dammit. (fist pounding emoticon here)
And to ramble on that, I enjoy writing and spewing my opinion. I do it with my keyboard all the time. It’s a family trait. And anyone who’s known me for much time has heard me go on a rant that appears to slip into other topics apparently unrelated. (What do you mean our throwing out this plastic cup creates a socio-economic catastrophe in Malaysia?) But you all know a guy like that right? I’m him.
So what I’m really saying is... I will touch on a diversity of topics without being too verbose.
Topics to be covered - the GeoStudio. It’s advantages of cost, strength and all that. This could get very tiring to my readers so I’ll throw in other stuff once in awhile. (smiley face here)
You’ll read about ; Sacred Geometry, Scale of Sustainability, Embodied Energy, Reflections on the LSLA, Deep Ecology, Water Use in a Tiny House, Advocating for Tiny Houses in Lethbridge, A New Culture and more.
I think 2017 will be interesting indeed.
(word count, 458)
Gilles Leclair is the founder of GeoStudios. Somewhat eccentric, fairly environmentalist, politically aware, he believes the world should have more off-grid communities... many more.