The content I find online is largely crap, of the form
- “10 ways to …”
- “How to …”
- or, with increasing regularity, “you should feel angry about …”
(These days I’m finding occasional success with Substack. But only occasional.)
My favorite kind of content was a bit of the rambling sort, sharing opinions on this-and-that, without really any expectations of being read at all.
Quoting from other sources, making connections, the dream of hyper-text as briefly presented in the mid-90s, some time before the end-of-the-beginning-of-the-end-of-history.
This current “mood” was brought upon by accidentally coming across a blog I read around 2005-2010, and learning that the author passed away in 2013. Time flies.
Yes, there’s a risk of getting nostalgic here, and there are forms of content (most notably video, more on which some other time), and I used to be tired of “backward-looking-ness” too, but there you have it.
I know that kind of blogging isn’t going to come back, and I miss it.