If one could…

If someone could stop giving money and data to big tech companies without losing all the capability, are there enough people who would end that relationship?

If you could have the features on a private, non data mined and sold off to the highest bidder place where you had control of your own information, would you?

It has been over a year for me now since I have ordered anything from Amazon or Whole Foods. I do not pay for any Google or Apple cloud services. I stopped giving any money to Microsoft about a decade ago. My end to giving them money has not stopped their profiting from my online existence. They take my data, constantly just as they do yours.

I have this WordPress site and I am fully capable of keeping it while ending any future $’s out of my pocket into WordPress’s hands. I can also secure, manage and maintain full functionality without dolling out more money for plugins and features for sale. I have done this and can just as easily do it again.

I made a choice when I created this blog based on my level of time commitments at the time and like many, I just wanted it to be quick and done.

As time has passed and I have not stopped thinking, planning and implementing my reduction on big tech and a decision is approaching. The question of where do I take this and just how far will I end up going?

There is an unanswered thought that I simply cannot pull out of my mind or the air. That is, are there others with the same or similar desire?

I am sure I have mentioned that I make my income through tech and my spare time is spent in creativity. There are positive and negative aspects. In a way is is helpful to have the right and left brain abilities that I do, on the other it does create a bit of conflict. When I try to find a way to bring these skills together I often go to something around where this post is. What is the best way to keep the good parts of tech and dump the bad?

The best way I see is to end the bleeding of my data and money for the gain of big tech.

As in many parts of my life I feel a bit alone and isolated in ways. There seems to be few if any that give pouring every aspect of their life into the bank accounts of these companies much thought.

My question for you is; do you care about any of this? If you do, would you want to do something about it? Let me know in the comments or my contact page if so.