So I kinda feel like blogs died out for most people somewhere between 10-15 years ago. If you wanted to write something longform you’d start a Tumblr, or, for those more mercenarily-inclined, a Substack.
But with the fracturing and discrediting of social media in recent years, the humble weblog, on hosting you purchased, a domain you control, and an audience of no-one seems almost as appealing today as it did back in the heady days before we had a choice. Will people still read blogs in 2022? Are there still RSS readers?
So I’m Mark. I had a blog at this location a very long time ago. I don’t know what to say, or how often, or whether it’s worth writing, let alone reading. But there are people out there who’ve liked what I’ve posted on Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and Instagram and so I think maybe it’s worth sharing some thoughts here. Or maybe post an apology once every three months for not updating more often, and no other content. I don’t know.
But I don’t intend to keep using social media the way I have been, and maybe this will scratch an itch. Maybe you’d like to read it. Whoever you are, I’d like that.