A lot of people ask me how I feel comfortable sharing my blog with so many people in real life. (…) It takes a lot of effort to keep up with a blog that has no native subscription/notification feature. In my experience, the people who actually keep up with your blog will make themselves known quickly. And the rest you don’t have to worry about.
I blog because I want to share my thoughts, which seems pretty obvious. The real reason I write is to find the person I’ve always wanted to become. For many years, I lost control of who I was. All that ambition, all those goals were pushed back. Truly, I want to learn how I can become more expressive with myself. I want to reconnect with myself. Blogging is only one piece of putting me back together.
On a related note, when I browse from someone’s blog over to their Substack it feels like going from a sweet little neighborhood into a staid corporate park. A little piece of joy dies in me when that happens because it’s another reminder of the corporatization of the web.
Blogs just have a different, personal vibe to ’em and it’s a reminder of why they’re so cool.
My last blog post was the first one I posted without my relatively successful Twitter account (which I deactivated last year). It’s about activism, and I don’t feel too comfortable posting on Facebook, where I mostly share with people from my old gaming community, my family and my colleagues. I’m very tired of Mastodon, where…
je voulais écrire un article sur le militantisme, mais pour éviter tout malentendu j’ai ajouté une ligne d’avertissement sur un cas particulier. avec quelques détails, c’était plus long, donc je me suis dit que ça ferait une intro. une fois le paragraphe rédigé, j’avais peur qu’il déséquilibre l’article. j’ai toujours pas commencé mon article, par…
I’ve said this more than once about Twitter, threads should be blog posts. In the case of Twitter, it was about owning your content because who knew where Twitter would go…eventually. Well eventually happened and Twitter is down the shitter. Even on Mastodon, threads should be blog posts. Own your content. Stake out your space […]
Yes! The point wasn’t to move from Twitter to Mastodon and have it fix everything – the point was to move to a new platform and adopt new uses that make our social interactions nicer and more sustainable. Owning our content is part of what leads us there.