I launched this website 4 years ago, to the day. I probably have less readers than I had back then. Not even my wife reads this anymore. And this makes me very happy. There is no pressure to perform, almost no one to please. I can simply output whatever I feel like, whenever I feel like. The quality I strive to offer comes from a pure honesty to myself.
Slowly but surely, step by step, Mentatul becomes a wide collection of observations about humanity and ideas for social transformation. With it and through it, I get to grow as a writer and as a person. I am immensely grateful for having the opportunity to do this.
I don’t care about promoting any message. I don’t care about entertaining anybody or being right. The only thing I care about is writing to the best of my abilities, with an honest and healthy purpose: to do what I can to create a constructive, beautiful future.
I know that these words will reach exactly those that need to read them, when they need to read them. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to share a meaningful article to fellow beings who are ready to help our civilization take the next step.
That being said, the past year saw a further reduction in time spent writing here. This is because of my focus on family, which seriously reduced all available time. Then came a rebirthing of my career as a software engineer. But what affected Mentatul writing time the most was the serious prioritization of what has become my main creative venture, Nexus^, which is currently my absolute top priority in my free time.
The publishing of major articles has so far remained as before, bimonthly. What changed is that articles with recommandations are now bundled in bimonthly posts with a certain theme, thus reducing quite a bit of logistical & writing pressure. I also coded (via C#) a nice application for pre-formatting Weekly Song posts. This brought additional time savings.
I aim to keep the same frequency throughout 2020, even though aside from Nexus, a couple of promising additional side projects entered my life in the past 3 months. Two of them have a high potential for social impact, so I figured I might as well get in, experience and contribute to movements that I feel will be of great importance in the future.
I wish you all a beautiful decade!