Posted on June 5th, 2014
Earlier this year I was thinking about just what The World’s Faire was about. To be honest, most of the posts that I’ve made have been experimental, testing the nature of how that specific type of post fit into what this site was. For anybody that ever took a look at the site, you might have remembered a couple posts here and there (Flight Patterns and Motley) that were basically a link-dump —- sites, articles, videos, photos, or people that I found interesting.
Lo and behold, I started realizing that I just couldn’t do it. It just didn’t make sense to turn a personal blog into a content depot and take up space that was reserved for thoughts, projects, stories, and the like. The World’s Faire needed to be a dedicated place for me to come back from time to time to see my own personal growth, but I also needed a dedicated place for all of the interesting things I came across in my journeys across the internet.
I’d like to introduce you to Silo Number Seven, my personal repository of links, photos, video, film, audio, text, and overall media that tells a story, serves to inspire, and has the ability to connect. Here was the problem: I had an unnecessary amount of inspiring content that was bookmarked, but rarely ever shared. This included videos that spoke on the greatness within us all, quotes by authors long gone that inspired something incredible within, and photos that blew me away — all of which would often get lost in the black tides of social media. While there are a lot of sites out there that do a great job of curating content (SwissMiss, CoolHunting, Colossal, The Fox is Black), I very rarely came across a site with media that inspired me. More than that, I wanted a central location for all of the content that expressed a story I connected with, provoked a thought, or inspired me on some level.
Have a gander: Silo Number Seven.