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Today's thought

I’ve been busy the last few days updating my personal site with some new pages, case studies, and content. It feels good, mostly because I’ve finally found a vibe that I really enjoy — but also because I’ve been holding back from sharing more of myself online in the last few years.

Connecting with people through a screen can be difficult, but it’s not made any easier by the way we tend to position ourselves publicly. We provide a certain version of ourselves in order to appease those we seek to amuse — which isn’t always terrible, particularly when trying to remain professional on social media (no small task). But, why not provide a more transparent look into our thoughts, beliefs, and ideas in a way we can each control?

That’s part of why I started this newsletter: A “safe space” to share what I really think without fear of insane Internet People™ pouncing on an opportunity to argue. My website is the same, but with the angle of giving more insight and depth to the person behind the profile pic. Showing up as our real, interesting, opinionated, human selves in-person is crucial for relationships… so why not online, too?

I’ve been busy the last few days updating my personal site with some new pages, case studies, and content. It feels good, mostly because I’ve finally found a vibe that I really enjoy — but also because I’ve been holding back from sharing more of myself online in the last few years.

Connecting with people through a screen can be difficult, but it’s not made any easier by the way we tend to position ourselves publicly. We provide a certain version of ourselves in order to appease those we seek to amuse — which isn’t always terrible, particularly when trying to remain professional on social media (no small task). But, why not provide a more transparent look into our thoughts, beliefs, and ideas in a way we can each control?

That’s part of why I started this newsletter: A “safe space” to share what I really think without fear of insane Internet People™ pouncing on an opportunity to argue. My website is the same, but with the angle of giving more insight and depth to the person behind the profile pic. Showing up as our real, interesting, opinionated, human selves in-person is crucial for relationships… so why not online, too?

I’ve been busy the last few days updating my personal site with some new pages, case studies, and content. It feels good, mostly because I’ve finally found a vibe that I really enjoy — but also because I’ve been holding back from sharing more of myself online in the last few years.

Connecting with people through a screen can be difficult, but it’s not made any easier by the way we tend to position ourselves publicly. We provide a certain version of ourselves in order to appease those we seek to amuse — which isn’t always terrible, particularly when trying to remain professional on social media (no small task). But, why not provide a more transparent look into our thoughts, beliefs, and ideas in a way we can each control?

That’s part of why I started this newsletter: A “safe space” to share what I really think without fear of insane Internet People™ pouncing on an opportunity to argue. My website is the same, but with the angle of giving more insight and depth to the person behind the profile pic. Showing up as our real, interesting, opinionated, human selves in-person is crucial for relationships… so why not online, too?

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Aaron Rolston © 2099