I used to be a blogger. A habitual blogger, even. Rarely a day would go by without me spewing at least a few of my thoughts out online to my network of ‘friends’. I was the right age for that to be the case I guess. I joined Livejournal when I was about 16, back in 2002ish. I maintained that blog until around 2010. Now, here at the end of 2020, it’s been about 10 years since I’ve kept a regular blog or diary of any kind.
I kind of hate that.
I hate the way the internet has changed around me, focusing on marketable content, hot takes, video. Microblogging. It frustrates me that the way that I used the internet growing up has been… deprecated.
Well. Fine. Call me an old man. There may be no point in going back to livejournal or its successors, tumblr may have crashed and burned, but this space… this space is mine, and I’ll do what I like with it.