B12 Solipsism

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The Written Word A Lie
The Written Word A Lie

Parenthetical note: I’ve had this domain, and thus some sort of a blog for over ten years now1. I feel guilty that I neglect my blog these days: I used to spend a lot of minutes every week crafting mini essays, responding passionately to the news of the day, journaling my life, or just venting. I currently have no motivation to do that. I’m still processing enough photos that I can usually count on a a handful of decent images a week, but as far as deep thoughts? Meh. 

I still write blog posts in my mind while showering, or drifting off to sleep, but rarely do I follow through and type those up. 

I’ve noticed that my traffic is a sliver of what it once was, and why would you visit this page when there are so many other options to choose from? In 2004, Twitter didn’t exist, Facebook didn’t exist, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, yadda yadda. 

Is it Twitter, sapping our creative energy? Twitter trains you to speak in cryptic headline, limited to 160 characters, including a valid URL, perhaps because I post so many links on Twitter, my blog has suffered. Or else…

Footnotes:
  1. I think – I know it was on or around my birthday, and I’m guessing it was 2003, and 2004 by the time I transitioned to Movable Type because Blogger was such a headache []

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April 8th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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