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I don’t know if you already did: it think it would be great if you link to your blog from here when you write a new blog post. I’m going to read your blog as there are quite thought provoking topics already!

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Thank you for the notes, John!

Quote from John Freeman on September 10, 2022, 12:44 pm

I don’t know if you already did: it think it would be great if you link to your blog from here when you write a new blog post. I’m going to read your blog as there are quite thought provoking topics already!

Yeah, there's a reason why so far I decided to keep the two separated, and in brief it's:

  • TPM is "what's true", blog is opinions: funny enough, it's exactly like that blog article on good scientists being unknown and low power because they put science first. If you want to do good work that works in the real world, then your personality must take a step back to the work. Work that also isn't necessarily the founder's work, but:
  • TPM is community/multi-author, blog is Lucio: I prefer to have TPM more as multi-author and community based, and grow it in that direction, rather than being just the "founder's work", which is far more limiting. So in that sense, it's best to keep the blog out of it.
    • Neutral VS subjective/political: the separation also serves to avoid possible personality contamination where someone may like or dislike TPM based on a single individual personality. And since the blog will contain plenty of political -and politically incorrect- takes, it's best to keep it separated from TPM
  • TPM is "practical", blog is "food for thoughts": TPM's work on self-development is more for what's useful in real life.
    TPM provides tools that people can and will use to take action and get better results. The blog is more random thoughts, and albeit it may help change some mindsets, it also deals with issues that I -or many of the readers- will not prioritize to change or influence. And when you discuss topics that you are not going to change, in a way, that's bound to be "mental masturbation"
  • TPM is timeless, blog may include events: the work on power dynamics and social strategies is evergreen, while the blog may include various events

Finally, sharing new articles feels to me a bit too "plugging and pushing", as in "here's what I wrote, can you please read it" :).
And I generally prefer a "pull" approach. Such as, if someone wants to read, it's there, and if not, they don't need to see it on TPM, a place with a different mission.

So, as briefly as I could, that's why I prefer to keep the two apart.

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