Actualization Hub Is Returning
An update on the last year and what to expect moving forward
Hello improvement fam,
It has been a while… and I didn’t even tell you I was leaving! I hope you were more curious than sad about my disappearence. If you were legitimately bummed I am truly sorry!
Allow me to catch you up on the last year:
Where Have I Been?
In January 2021 I decided to take a coaching hiatus to focus on my writing. I was publishing for a few months at actualizationhub.com (now offline, this link is a web archive) but soon concluded the AH brand was just too restrictive to encapsulate all the things I wanted to write about.
So I started a new project, Minor Dissent, where I basically just wrote about whatever I wanted with no filter nor restrictions.
I didn’t tell you about it because honestly I was ashamed not only of the low quality of the writing there but further of the controversial (controversial politics topics but also crude humor and language) as well as vulnerable (very raw, personal journal posts) nature of it.
Perhaps silly but: I did not want to tarnish any credibility I’d built with you or toward the AH brand in general while I went off on this dark, experimental phase of my creative production.
Through this process I was able to overcome my fear of rejection and accept that it’s okay to entertain highly controversial ideas as well as be highly vulnerable and authenitic.
However, I also learned that simply from a practical standpoint: doing all three of these things in one place is just not a good “product”.
After much thinking and discussion with readers and friends I have concluded that I will be reinstating Actualization Hub, moving all self improvement related content on MD to it, as well as publishing all new self improvement content here. Then I will be moving all my personal “public journal” posts to a new substack, and keeping Minor Dissent strictly for the philosophy, sociology, and economics stuff.
What Is The Plan For AH?
AH is coming back and better than ever!
The website will remain offline but all new content will be published here.
I plan to start by posting four new essays per month here (shooting for weekly cadence).
One of them will be brand new, two of them will be moved from Minor Dissent, and one of them will be a rewriting of old AH essays in a more clear and consistent style.
Things may slow down in a few months once I clear the backlog, but expect your long overdue dose of AH content starting next week!
If you’re curious for more details on what the future will look like or what each of these blogs will “offer” here is my recent journal post coming up with the solution (I ask in advance for your forgiveness when you experience what it’s like in the unfiltered mind of Matt).
That’s all for now. Talk more soon :)