Bring back personal blogging:
This post from the Verge appeared on my feed this morning:
Twitter is creaking. Social media seems less fun than ever. Maybe it’s time to get a little more personal.
In the beginning, there were blogs, and they were the original social web. We built community. We found our people. We wrote personally. We wrote frequently. We self-policed, and we linked to each other so that newbies could discover new and good blogs.
I want to go back there.
The Web 1.0 landscape looked a lot different than the Web 2.0 experience we are used to these days, and personal weblogs or “blogs” were a big part of the evolution of Web 2.0.
In those days, it was really simple. You could sign up for a free site on GeoCities, Yahoo, Blogger, Diaryland, or any of a number of free hosting sites that allowed you to set up your blog, get going with a WYSIWYG editor, and send your thoughts out into the world…
The post mirrors my thoughts recently and it is nice to see the idea of personal blogs, and websites in general, returning being promoted on some of the larger sites out there.
The original article is over here Bring Back Personal Blogging