In the coming weeks we will be restructuring our social media presence. This will likely mean the active accounts will be archived or deleted and new ones will take their places. It saddens me to start over, but the plan is to provide a better experience with more engaging content for our readers and followers.
Why We’re Doing It
Over the years, our social media presence grew into something I didn’t intend it to become. The structure is too autonomous, lacking in authenticity and originality (outside of our articles). I got into a rhythm of recycling quotes and applying the same, tired hashtags week after week.
It’s boring and you deserve better.
The other reason—the main reason—for the change is because I can no longer adhere to the guidelines in my original mission statement (near the bottom of this article). My writing, and the social media content, were attempts to reflect those principles but somewhere along the way I stopped recognizing who I was (within said content).
I stand by the original goals but they led me to post things I thought I had to rather than the things I wanted to. They reflected how I wanted the world to be instead of what it is from my perspective. This applies to some of my writing as well. I wrote several articles based on what I thought people wanted to hear, tip-toeing around possible offense in fear of upsetting people, instead of being honest and straightforward.
I see now that positivity can only be found when examining and breaking down truth as one understands it, not by watering it down or hiding it.
We will be M.I.A until this transition is complete (probably a few weeks). We will update the social media accounts when everything is finished. The website format will likely stay the same but again, you can expect some changes to the social media pages.
Also, you’ll find the old and new mission statements below.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you who have joined us on this journey so far and am looking forward to what the future holds. Life is about growth and improving upon what you know to make tomorrow better.
As always, keep moving forward!
New Mission Statement
Short Life Long Road’s priority is to seek truth and to create common ground with others while acknowledging the suffering that plagues the self, and the rest of mankind. We aim to take you along on our journey as we search for understanding, community, and honesty in a world built on lies.
We will do our best to speak, write, and create with sincerity and integrity, never shying away from expressing the perspectives we’ve come to hold, but will do so with an open mind knowing we know nothing except that every day provides new opportunities to learn and grow.
Ultimately, we plan to connect with people by sharing the life and experiences of people doing their best to navigate the internal and external struggles of existence.
Old Mission Statement
Our mission is to establish an environment where differences in ideology are expressed and discussed positively. We hope to create a place that provides insight and understanding while challenging each individual’s conventional thought processes.
Our aim is to post content that explores information we may not know or understand while provoking critical thought in regards to a multitude of subjects that include, but are not limited to, social, political, and religious beliefs and their roles in society. No matter the topic, us and our viewers will strive to maintain a high level of acceptance and respect for dissenting opinions and point of views.
Ultimately, our goal is to celebrate differences, learn acceptance, create common ground, entertain and acquire knowledge of what we know as humanity. We truly hope you enjoy!
Before You Go!
Do you have suggestions on how we can improve? Are there any topics you want us to cover? Let us know in the comments section below.
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You’ve Heard God’s Side of the Story. Time to Hear Mine!
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