Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Blogging like it's 1999

I get ideas that are paragraph length.

I don't want to try to save them in Facebook.

They don't fit in Twitter.

But each of these systems has a certain gravity, they pull ideas into them.

Can my ideas have an existence outside of Twitter and Facebook?

My blog had more features, worked better for me, in 1999.

In the last ten years I've had to pull features out of my blogging system, instead of making it better, it lost functionality.

So in a way, my "better blogging system" would just be what I already had working 15 years ago.

I keep remembering that, between Google Reader and its limits (items must have titles), and Twitter with its limits (only 140 chars, no titles, one link, no styling), same with Facebook (no links or styling) that my online writing has diminished dramatically, conforming to the contradictory limits of each of these systems.

I keep working on this, still am. Every day.

At some point I will have to try to stop doing it the way they want me to do it.

Let's go Mets!

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