Discardia.com update – what do you want to see?

Hi gang!

I'm working on updating Discardia's website. I want to build on what I've done before, but more importantly to create a home base for what comes next. I've got the rough draft of the book ready – working title Discardia: Making Room in Your Life for Awesomeness – and am about to start approaching agents and publishers, but whatever happens at whatever speed on that front, I'm activating the Discardian community online.

What's that old ad slogan? Something like What can Discardia do for you? 🙂

Let me know. I'm listening.

In the past I've heard people say they'd love daily tips again like I did during 2006. I've started that up with @Discardia on Twitter.

I wouldn't be a Discardian if I didn't know I need to keep from overwhelming anyone, so I'm keeping the volume of tweets down. Quality over quantity, that's the plan. Let me know if you're getting too little or too much. It's been busy on Twitter and Facebook the past few days as I get things going, but I want to steady down to a comfortable pace.

I know everyone isn't on Facebook and that's why I'm going to be working to ensure that any content I create is available to you where you want it, in the format you want it. Posts will be on the website and in Facebook. You'll be able to subscribe to them in a feed reader or by email if you'd rather read them there – though I hope you'll come to the site or Facebook to share your thoughts and ideas!

Tweets will be shown on the website and on the Discardia page wall in Facebook. That means a little redundancy, but they're short and easy to skim over. Or at least that's what I'm hoping. Figuring out how to get things out to people where they like to have them without saying the same thing too many places is going to be a balancing act. Keep giving me feedback and I'll iterate and improve.

Thanks again for celebrating Discardia. I am looking forward to helping everyone have lives they love more and more all the time.

Dinah

Author: dinahsanders

Author. Discardian. Defender of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. she/her

5 thoughts on “Discardia.com update – what do you want to see?”

  1. I’ve been having trouble getting started this Discardia. I’d love a one-off post with ideas all in one place, rather than having to go back over the Twitter history. Something to help me bootstrap into Discardia.

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  2. Hi Holly,
    Well, it’s more than just Twitter and therefore a lot more than one post. When I pulled it all together for writing the book I had about 500 pages of material to distill down to less than half that size. 🙂
    So, sounds like what you need is the book, but I’m still finding the publisher for that. In the meantime, you might explore the archives of my Discardian year of writing by category. Just scroll down below the date archives here http://www.metagrrrl.com/discardian/archives.html and you’ll see subjects.
    A couple good posts you might consider are
    Outbound Traffic http://www.metagrrrl.com/discardian/2006/01/outbound_traffi.html
    Getting Rid of Stuff http://www.metagrrrl.com/discardia/2003/09/getting_rid_of_.html
    and
    Where To Start http://www.metagrrrl.com/discardia/2004/05/where_to_start.html
    cheers,
    Dinah

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  3. I don’t know how feasible it is, or how much effort, but I’d really enjoy a series of posts (with a tag, so I can find them all at once if I’m in the mood) that show how different people have celebrated Discardia. For some reason, examples are more interesting to me when they’re not hypothetical, especially some of the more mental aspects. They could be guest posts or interviews, to hit two different ends of the “effort involved” spectrum.
    What I’m looking for may be the same as what Holly is asking about, I’m not sure. I want posts to get me into the Discardia spirit, so to speak, with specific observances and comments from the people involved about how they arrived at the decision to discard something, how hard it was to stick to the decision, and how they felt after.
    Thus far, my own experiences with Discardia have been a day or two of getting rid of things that I’d already earmarked to go (so the observance has been to actually get them out the door), then I can’t think of anything that doesn’t feel horribly scary or too much work, and I discard the pressure of doing anything more. *grin* Stories that help me see I’m not alone in the overwhelm and stress or the guilt for letting Discardia go the way I do, that remind me that it is worth the effort are what I’d like. Tiny discardings of mental, emotional, and habitual things would be especially welcome. (I’m especially interested in those, and seem to have the most trouble finding them. Big ones are beyond me right now, and big ones seem to be the easiest to find.)
    I haven’t given up on this season’s Discardia yet, though I’m putting it off until the weekend. Maybe I’ll re-read your links and see what comes to me.

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