Why I Disappeared For A Few Weeks

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Life | 7 Comments

Hello friends! Apologies for my absence — although, you may agree that I had a good excuse if you read all the way to the bottom. Here are a few fun and interesting things going on in my world…

1) Work Revolution ‘Stuff’ Is (Finally) Happening!

The term “work revolution” has appeared in various forms within my writing for quite awhile. For years, it was the actual title of my blog. In 2011, I started talking about it more like a movement and a tribe of rebels. Then I learned about my now-friend Julie Clow’s awesome book with the same title.

As the “work revolution” concept has evolved, it’s become clear to me that all the work I do — writing, speaking, consulting, advising, whatever — actually orbits this idea of somehow instigating a complete reinvention of the way we work with each other.

Starting a literal work revolution, if you will.

Well, the movement is taking on a life of its own, and our website has launched at http://workrevolution.org!

My co-organizers and I are also announcing (in a quiet way) our first “Work Revolution Summit” which will be held one month from now in NYC. If you or someone you know should be there, please apply through the site and/or email me.

2) There’s A Shiny New joshallan.com

I’ve been wanting to give my main website a facelift since the beginning of 2013 and finally got around to it. I had a couple goals with the new design — first, to make it more responsive (i.e. mobile-friendly; go ahead and punch joshallan.com into your phone!), and second, to make the blog more visually readable if by chance you wanted to read my blog posts on the actual site.

The responsiveness is one of the coolest parts of the site now; go ahead, try resizing your browser window and watch how the layout auto-adjusts. Incredibly cool in my book.

Much care was taken in selecting the right font, spacing, etc. for blog entries and maximum readability. (It’s all patterned off of medium.com, if you were curious.) I hope you find it much easier and more fun to read directly from the screen.

3) The Real Reason For My Disappearance…

My wife and I had our first baby on July 31! Here’s me and my new favorite person:



If you liked that post, then try these…

Full Of Myself by Josh Allan Dykstra on July 31st, 2007

The Reinvention Of Work (Our Mission) by Josh Allan Dykstra on October 5th, 2010

The Truths Of The World Lie In Paradox by Josh Allan Dykstra on January 30th, 2012


  1. Shari
    August 22, 2013

    So happy for you and your growing family!

    Loving the new site and revolution. Keep it up Josh! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  2. Sabrina at MyMiBoSo
    August 22, 2013

    Oh LOVE how open the site is Josh – and love your “new” creations – both the Work Revolution and the sweet angel!

    Huge congratulations on flowing that energy beautifully in the world :)

  3. Tim
    August 22, 2013

    The site is beautiful! So is your family!

  4. Jake Meyer
    August 26, 2013

    Congratulations on your growing family. It is good to see such love!

  5. Josh Allan Dykstra
    August 26, 2013

    Thank so much, everyone!

  6. Joe Stauffacher
    August 27, 2013

    Congrats Josh!

    I love the idea of a paradigm shift in how people think about the word “work”.

    The change agents might consider partnering with Empower Network. So many times people get online, and have yet to discover their strengths and skills which makes content to profits a bit difficult. I love the companies vision which appears to resonate with Work Revolutions. http://badasscontent.com/global-change

    Work Revolution becomes a place to guest blog, and builds SEO street cred. Just a thought.


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