This page is a collection of my values that guide me in my life both personally and professionally, but presented primarily in the context of the content of this page.
Values are important. They set the framework for how a person functions in reality.
Tracking and data
I do not track or collect data. None. Your data belongs to you and should remain so. This website does not contain any tracking elements, even if they were to collect visitor statistics – this includes, and perhaps especially, Google Analytics. It doesn’t. And it won’t. This means, of course, that I don’t know how many people visit this site and I don’t want to know.
Advertisements and cooperation
As with trackers – there are and will never be any advertisements on this site. There will also be no sponsored posts or various collaborations. This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge and experience without taking any remuneration for it. My source of income is a full-time job, so this site will always be independent from the influence of advertisers and partners. This also allows me not to worry about visitor counts or clicks, giving me full freedom to publish author content and my own opinions.
Comments and graphics
The comment system is turned off – not because I’m afraid of discussion, but because comment systems collect personal data that I don’t want to manage. Also, they are an open door for spambots, which only WordPress plugins can stop, and I don’t want any plugins. I want this site to be as simple and lightweight as possible, to work on any hardware and on any internet connection. This site loads under 200kB of data according to the Pingdom test, which I consider good enough. It could be better if I ditched wordpress and built a static site, but then maintaining it would consume time that I prefer to devote to content creation. That’s why I found a minimalist site, devoid of plugins and elaborate themes (and graphics), built on WordPress to be a reasonable compromise. Although graphics may appear if I decide at some point that I want to share photos taken by me or creative work that is not text. Alternatively, if the article needs to be illustrated with a diagram or sketch.
Frequency of publication
It will be very irregular. This is not my source of income, but an after-hours activity that is meant to make me happy. Therefore, I will not stick to any schedule or research when is the best time to publish a text to increase visibility and reach. Sometimes there will be a few texts a week, but I expect there will also be months without publication. This doesn’t mean I’ve killed the project. If I delete an activity, I do it effectively and to the end – it will be the same with this blog. I will simply remove it from the web without a trace. As long as it exists – I continue to maintain it and even after a long period of silence, something new may emerge. I recommend an RSS feed reader. Maybe one day I will introduce a newsletter, but that’s a song of the future, because I don’t see the point of doing it for one reader, which is myself.
A free web
I would like to create the kind of network I myself would like to see. Free, open, accessible to all. Without millions of sponsored posts, without suspicion of lack of objectivity. No overloading of websites with megabytes of advertising data. Without stealing (yes, stealing!) user data. With the right to privacy and freedom. This is the network I want to be part of. This is the network I want to contribute to.
I will not prohibit anyone from taking anything from this site and doing anything with it. I could warn and threaten, but then I’d be miserable, because I’ll never know anyway. And all in all… I don’t see anything wrong with that. I share ideas. Ideas cannot be stolen. I even wish my ideas could be passed on, I believe the world would then be a slightly better place. If you want to take my ideas and sign your name – do it. It is your and only your conscience. If you take something from me and sign our names – I will be more than happy to build a better world together.