I am on a mission to reduce my internet usage and it’s leaving me with many thoughts that I would like to share with you at some point or other. I’ll start now by talking about this blog.
I have posted on this blog for years. I used to do it daily but this caused me to post awful content just to keep it being updated daily. I eventually realised that this was harmful to my site and one day I stopped. Soon after I made most of the posts private because I didn’t want people’s first interaction with my site to be with some poorly written or rushed piece of writing. I’m not sure how long I left it like that but everything was made public again since there was a couple of years of content that I worked on (much to the chagrin of email subscribers who were bombarded with email updates).
During this time I also removed myself from social networks. I deleted and deactivated them (I still use Facebook messenger to keep in contact with people).
However, during my time on Twitter there was an account that interested me. The guy who runs the Drudge Report, Matt Drudge has 400,000+ followers yet he only has one tweet. Well, kinda. He deletes his earlier tweets when he writes a new one. It’s being anti-social on a social network. It’s digital impermanence and I love it.
Earlier in the week I removed all my posts from the internet again. I didn’t make them private, I permanently deleted them. All of them. This includes all media too. I’m going to run my blog like Matt Drudge runs his Twitter account in a “now you see it, now you don’t” way. This opens up the potential to what my site can be and it excites me!
Depending on when you find my site it could be anything, a single video, an audio post, an image. If it can be posted online, it can be that. No back story, it’s up to you to make what you want out of what I’m posting.
(I will be keeping a personal archive of my output. I thought that it’s important you know that. I intend of compiling it into a kindle e-book to shill eventually)