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Relaunching my Blog

Many years ago, between 2014 and 2015, I decided to start my own personal blog. My main intention was to use my blog as a learning tool. Learning through writing in public about all the things, topics, and questions I’m interested in.

For nearly one year, I even challenged myself to publish one blog article every single day. I wrote daily on topics like Bitcoin, artificial intelligence or augmented reality.

Researching a specific topic, adding one’s personal take to it and publishing it is the best learning experience I ever had. Writing and publishing a good article takes time, and deep immersion into the topic. One listens to interviews, reads books, and (scientific) articles.

Writing also helped me tremendously in thinking. Usually, thinking stays in one’s head. By writing one’s thoughts down, things become much more clear, which also makes decisions easier.

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On my blog mariusschober.com, I published over 400 articles. Last year I deleted many lower quality posts so that today 207 articles are published on my blog. For some articles, I rank in the top 3 Google search results, others rank on page #1 or #2. This drives me a currently just over 100 visitors per day to my blog. Which – I think – is quite remarkable in itself.

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One hundred daily visitors for a relative inactive blog is a motivation for me. From 2022 on, I want to write and publish more high quality and relevant articles, opinions, and essays on topics that interest me – and might also interest many others.

Furthermore, I realized that mariusschober.com is not an ideal domain for blogging. mariusschober is internationally hard to spell, and thus the domain is hard to remember. Especially the double s (mariuSSchober) is a hurdle.

Currently, I also read and learn a lot about human longevity and natural health. In short: how can I live as healthy as possible and how can I live as long as possible. One idea was to bundle my writings on health and longevity on a separate blog. I called it the “NLH Project” short for Natural Longevity and Health Project.

Instead of launching, maintaining and writing on two different blogs, I decided to make the NLH Project a category on my personal blog instead. To make the blog more memorable, I relaunched my blog under schober.blog.

In the future, I’ll publish more articles and essays on topics such as health and longevity, but also entrepreneurship and philosophy.

Stay tuned! I’m happy to hear what you think on the new domain schober.blog. Leave a comment or send me a brief email 🙏

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No Coffee for 45-Days

Good morning alltogether,

Last week, I decided to quit drinking coffee for 45-days. I decided to do so, as I realized that — for a couple of weeks — I drank at least one espresso or cup of coffee a day.

I already experimented with “not drinking coffee” in the past. When I did not drink any coffee, I had better sleep, and I actually slept less as a result. I felt more relaxed, and my focus improved.

In my last experiment, I realized that we often drink coffee out of habit. We wake up and prepare a coffee. We arrive at the office, we drink a coffee. We have a meeting, we drink a coffee. And so on.

Caffeine — however — is a drug which we should consume and dose wisely. If you drink a lot of coffee today, and you join my challenge and stop drinking coffee for a few days, you’ll immediately experience heavy withdrawal syndromes such as a heavy headache.

Last time, I decided that I don’t want to quit drinking coffee entirely, but rather drink coffee much more consciously. To do so, I set up two rules:

  1. Coffee only in Companionship: Instead of drinking coffee alone by myself (like a drug addict), I decided that I will drink coffee only when I’m drinking it with another person. For example, having a coffee-business-meeting or enjoying a coffee date with my fiancée in an excellent Italian coffee shop.
  2. 3/7 Rule: Only drink coffee on three days a week. Let’s be honest, if you go to the office or attend several business meeting every day, it’s easy to drink 2-5 cups of coffee daily while drinking it socially. That’s why I decided it might be a great limit to drink coffee only on 3 days out of 7. This way, your body cannot become addicted and used to the caffeine.

Somehow, I failed my own rules. That’s why I decided it’s time for a reset. No coffee for 45-days! Why 45-days? In the first 15-days, you’ll experience withdrawal syndromes. This will make you question you “coffee habit” and you’ll realize: “fuck, I’m a drug addict”. Thirty more days allow you to live and thrive without coffee. To experience all the positive effects of not having too much caffeine, how it is affecting your focus, sleep, workouts, and mood. After 45-days, you will either quit drinking coffee entirely or drink it much more consciously!

I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going. Will you join me?

Have a great start into this powerful new week!

Greetings from Kaarst, Germany with some sun and some clouds 20 °C (69 °F)
Marius Schober