Back in 2014 when I was writing that particular post I focused on the Past, talking mostly about which posts had been the most popular during the first 99 posts. I also discussed which posts had been my favourites.
And then near the bottom I added some notes for the Future.
At the time I wrote the following:
Notes for the Future
I think I should do more posts on the following topics...
Gardening / Food Recipes - I don't think I have written enough on this topic.
Wilderness Activities - Things people can do for fun when live in the countryside / close to wilderness. Not just archery, which I love, or falconry, or horseback riding, which are also awesome. Just a long list of things people can do when they live in a region with no shortage of wilderness to explore.
Real estate / off the grid homes - Honestly, I already have a fair amount - and they are popular - but I feel I should be writing more on this topic because it is a major part of this website's purpose. True, six of the top ten posts are about off-the-grid homes, but I think I need to do more to talk about this.
It is a bit like how people make New Years Resolutions and then immediately break them. I did write some about these things, but mostly I wrote about archery. Archery is one of my big passions after all.
So I am not going to make resolutions with respect to topic like that this time, because I know I cannot guarantee that I won't just end up talking about archery 60% of the time anyway.
So this time I am going to talk about the FUTURE with respect to social media.
#1. Project Gridless on Facebook
A few days ago I finally made a Project Gridless page on Facebook.
#2. Project Gridless on YouTube
I made this years ago, but mostly I have been posting archery videos, videos of wildlife, and videos of waterfalls so far.
I have a whole bunch of videos saved on my laptop I have been meaning to add to YouTube as well, I just haven't got around to it.
#3. Charles Moffat on Instagram
This is my personal Instagram account. Mostly archery photographs, but I sometimes post other topics. I don't see the need to have an Instagram account just for Project Gridless. I do have "other projects" after all.
#4. Charles Moffat on Twitter
Again, my personal Twitter account. This one gets more political. I sometimes swear at idiot politicians, but I post on a variety of topics - not just archery.
So why am I mentioning these?
Well, ideally, I would like more of an effort with respect to Project Gridless over the next 5 years. I want to grow it exponentially - and part of that plan (pipedream?) is that I want to start making use of YouTube a lot more by making videos about survivalism and a variety of related topics. Some of them will be related to off the grid living, but there are limits to how much I can do in terms of videos without actually buying some land.
Ideally, I would also like to buy some land during the next 5 years. So we shall see what happens.
None of my plans are set in stone. With a wife and a baby boy, my plans could change drastically within the next 5 years.
Wherever we end up it will likely be near a school. Will it be "off the grid"? Probably not. Will I try to convince the wife that we should invest in wind turbines? Probably yes.
Will any of the things I am discussing come about? Who knows?
To quote Donald Trump when talking about nuking North Korea: "We'll see, we'll see."
So yeah. We'll see.
The future is a blank slate.
Although coincidentally, if Donald Trump does start a nuclear war the future could be drastically different from what many people imagined. So yeah... Hopefully that craziness doesn't happen.
A Few Statistics from the Last 6.4 Years of Project Gridless...
Okay, I lied. Sue me. Here are few stats about the history of Project Gridless.
- Started in April 2011, roughly 6.4 years ago.
- Most popular post thus far: 25 Examples of Off the Grid Homes
- Number of Visitors: 497,495 as of today.
- Most Prolific Year: 2014.
- Year with the Most Visitors: 2014.
- Month with the Most Visitors: December 2016.
- Most of the visitors are coming from: USA, Canada, Russia - in that order.
- Most Popular Search Terms: Off the Grid Homes, homemade crossbow, living off the grid.
Have a nice day!