digitext - my new tumblr blog
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This blog is currently in ARCHIVE status, with no new content. To see what I'm currently up to, read my blog at Tumblr.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Remember blogs? Those pages on the world wide web you would read for various reasons--to get to know someone better, see sailing pictures, check up on your exes, read those comics the guy doodled next to you in class? To tell you the truth, I almost forgot they existed until recently, when I realized I've been neglecting this space for a while. Let's face it; Facebook has almost killed the personal blog. Let's not let them have the final victory. It's time we indie bloggers took back our own personal corners of the web, put out virtual shingles back out, and give the blogs a little more love. I would hate to see the personal blog go the way of analog tv or the cassette tape, so I'm going to try an experiment. It's nothing formal as of yet, but I'm going to try to start limiting my time on Facebook, and start reading my friends' blogs again. And maybe even leave comments--maybe some of the Facebook experience can rub off and our blogs can become more interactive. I can't make my blog more appealing to anyone just by wishing it were so, but I can invite you to join me in trying out blogs for a while instead of always jumping on Facebook to see what my social circle is up to. I don't just want to know the flavor of your ice cream or what story on some other blog you're reading, but I want to see what your life is actually like by reading your actual words. And I want to blog about it. And I want you to blog about it. If we can remember what blogs are.