It's even worse than it appears..
Tuesday December 13, 2022; 3:51 PM EST
  • It was a choice between:#
    • 1. All the tools of the web, esp linking (which is itself a social network btw).#
    • 2. The very limited writing tools of Twitter and Facebook.#
  • You chose the latter because that's where the people were.#
  • Personally I never stopped blogging, I kept trying to get my blogging to fit in with Twitter, Facebook, Medium, etc. In 2017 I gave that up, and just blogged as a blog. I accepted that most people wouldn't read what I wrote.#
  • I realized my writing had become crap because I was trying to get it into all those places. I realized that was too much to give up, that writing was how I grew intellectually, and accepting the limits of the business people at the social networks was killing my brain.#
  • Too high a price.#
  • I'm trying to think but nothing happens!#

Last update: Wednesday December 14, 2022; 8:45 AM EST.

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