NowNowNow. The /now blog page.
I just recently discovered the idea of a /now blog page. Most blogs have an “about” page, but the idea of a “now” page is something fairly new. (My /now page)
Basically, the idea is to have a page on your blog that shows what you are focused on right “now” in your life. It’s a way for visitors to get an idea of where you are (literally, or figuratively), what you are working on, and perhaps how they could even be a part of it.
Derek Sivers created this concept in 2015 and it started to take off. You can read about the beginnings of it here.
He said that people have asked “Isn’t that what Facebook is for?”. The answer is no. Facebook is for short updates on what may be going on that day. The “now” page is for a snapshot of what is going on in your life in this season. He says to “Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.”.
It is also a way to define what your focus is in life and define it for you and the world to see. This has the ability to create focus and accountability. One now page user had this to say:
“Any time I’m in something that kind of feels useful or fun, but isn’t clearly aligned with my bigger goals, I pull up my now page and ask Is it on there? Should I add it? Most of the time the answer is no, and I move on. Sometimes its yes, and when it is, at least it’s an intentional priority shift.” Gregory Brown
I think it’s cool. I’m doin’ it! If you catch something on there that seems outdated please let me know – kick me in the butt!
By the way, while I was at nownownow.com the thought occurred to me to go to nownownow.com/now to see if there was a /now page for the now website. Haha … go see for yourself.