Manifestos are all the rage. Lots of popular bloggers have them, and I’m seeing more pop up across the blogosphere.
What, exactly, is a manifesto, you ask? It’s a blogger’s take on the world, and his/her advice for living awesomely. It’s a statement of purpose. Kind of reminds me of an artist’s statement, actually.
If you think of blogging — and sharing ideas — as a form of art, a manifesto answers this question: What effect do you want your art to have on the world?
A few examples of bloggers’ manifestos:
- Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity
- Joel Runyon of Blog of Impossible Things
- Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike
- Writer Jeff Goins
Most bloggers offer their manifestos free, in ebook form. These guides are downloaded mainly by the blogger’s superfans, the loyal group that will read whatever that writer creates.
I’m not about to create a manifesto — yet — but watching other bloggers come out with theirs got me thinking: What would MY manifesto say? What would be the core idea?
It would be about how to create the life you want to live. Finding freedom in your career and life. Using your can-do attitude to reach great heights. Thinking differently about how you can accomplish what will truly make you happy.
And writing this, I’m realizing that creating a manifesto might also help me solidify what I stand for.
What would YOUR manifesto say?