Back to the Blog (Part 3)

A cat types at a laptop on a desk.
Let’s all start a blog right meow.

At the end of the day, we don’t know what is going to happen next with Twitter or any of these platforms. We don’t know what changes Web 3.0 is going to bring to the internet. We do know that we will all still be here, wanting to share our thoughts, talk about anything and everything, and commune with our people. Personal blogging is the simplest and fastest way to do all of that.

Buy that domain name. Carve your space out on the web. Tell your stories, build your community, and talk to your people. It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. It doesn’t need to duplicate any space that already exists on the web — in fact, it shouldn’t. This is your creation. It’s your expression. It should reflect you.

Bring back personal blogging” by Monique Judge in The Verge, December 31, 2022

I’ve been meaning to write a post describing why I came came back to this blog two years ago. Fortunately, Monique Judge’s piece has done most of the work for me.

I hope more people (re)discover blogs, especially if they’re currently on a centralized social media platform. If my experience is any indication, these are just some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Your online world will start to feel more like a dinner party and less like a frat party.
  • Your brain will thank you for allowing it to write thoughtful sentences and paragraphs instead of trying to attract maximum attention in 280 characters.
  • You’ll enjoy your vacations more when you don’t have to think about sharing envy-worthy photos in real-time.
  • You can stop feeling like you have to be your own publicist and you also won’t have to watch others engaging in that sad task.