Stop Polluting Our Information Ocean

There’s Too Much Crap In These Waters and I Don’t Want to Make It Worse

Bryan Winchell


Yeah, yeah, it looks like these people drowning in the Information Ocean are floating toward the light instead, but I like the color, okay? (Image Created on NightCafe by Author)

Information Overload

Do you sometimes feel like you are drowning in information? Do you sometimes resent media creators like me because of this? Even if you usually enjoy a person’s posts, podcasts or videos, do you sometimes wish they’d maybe produce less of them so that you could emerge from the Information Ocean for even a short breather?

I get it, I really do. In fact, feeling this way is one of the reasons I sometimes don’t want to write. Sometimes my brain is so far submerged in the murkiest regions of that information ocean that I can’t make sense of things. The last thing I want to do is write from that place of confusion and simply contribute to someone’s sense of overwhelm.

And yet here I am, trying to live up to my commitment to publish one blog post per week in 2023, pulling out hair from orifices I didn’t know existed before I turned 50, and all I can come up with is crap.

Total crap.

Am I supposed to share that with you? Would you accept if I was a friendly, smiling face extending out from your computer screen with a bowl in my hand and I said, “Here! Here, take this! It’s a bowl of steaming crap!”

If you answered yes, well … when I think about building an audience, I never imagine one full of people with poop fetishes. But, hey who am I to discriminate? Welcome aboard! After all, beggars can’t be choosers…

But NO! No, that’s just it. In all seriousness, I don’t have a need for attention for attention’s sake. I love days when I can just chill out in daytime pajamas, binging a TV show or losing myself so deeply in a good novel that no one even knows I’m here. I love that!

In addition, while I’d be happy if my blogs generated some revenue, I’m not writing them to make a million bucks. Maybe a million yen, however … neither may be worth much soon enough anyway. No, fuck the money, ultimately, I want to write and publish posts for one reason: I have something valuable to share.

What Do You Put Into The Information Ocean?



Bryan Winchell

A Serious Fool who writes about: Personal/collective growth, politics, love of Nature/Humanity, Japan, podcasting, humor, and being a hippie in Service to Life.