Monique Judge has a few interesting ideas about bringing back blogging.
Watching the demise of Twitter under the helm of Elon Musk has made me nostalgic for the personal blogging days. The decline of Twitter with the current erosion of legacy media has left me thinking we need to bring personal blogging back with a vengeance.
The biggest reason personal blogs need to make a comeback is a simple one: we should all be in control of our own platforms.
Trolls only thrive in an environment where they are allowed to run around unchecked, and that is what most of social media is. There are plenty of tools that allow you to keep those people out of your comments while still allowing those who appreciate your words, thoughts, and content to fellowship with each other in a community of your own design.
I think this is generally a good idea. The circle comes back around and the Musk-y Twitter-verse is accelerating the return to owning your own space.
Also, this seems to have become a bit of a movement. John Scalzi, back at the end of November, was pushing for the same things.
Everyone should start blogging again. Own your own site. Visit all your friends' sites. Bring back the artisan, hand-crafted Web. Sure, it's a little more work, but it's worth it. You don't even need to stop using social media! It's a "yes, and" situation, not a "no, but" one. https://t.co/BzHYh59F36
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) November 24, 2022