what the heck, why not? let’s pretend it’s 1998!

A couple days ago I shared this on Facebook:

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Since then, I’ve been thinking about the days when my website was just me blathering on about whatever I wanted to blather on about. It was a quieter time, as not many people were Internetting (late 90s) in those days. I mean, a lot of us were, but not like it is today.

Sometimes I think about giving up Facebook. It goes against my values on so many levels. But, as the mega-corporation intended, I know I’d miss my connections with friends and family if I cut it out entirely; too many social activities depend on Facebook membership for me to delete my account.

That said, I think I’m going to get real casual about this blog. Who knows if anyone will read it? Some might, but most won’t. The Internet is a loud, loud place. There isn’t room for train-of-thought journal-style posts in the world of high click/reader counts.

I used to enjoy writing about whatever I wanted to write about. Sometimes people read it! Sometimes people “signed my guestbook,” I think it was called back then. Oh, the hand coding felt so fancy! I remember making a guestbook with my earthlink account’s website. Not sure where the server was, it’s all kind of a blur. Anyway… I think I’m going to start posting little life updates and thoughts-as-I-have-them here again instead of posting to Facebook.

This one, I’ll share on Facebook and twitter. After this post, I’m not going to “promote” any of this. I’m just going to have fun. :-)

8 thoughts on “what the heck, why not? let’s pretend it’s 1998!

  1. It’s very difficult to let go of FB. I don’t think many people would read my blog if I didnt floop the entries over there. I keep meaning to blog more, but I end up yapping on FB instead. Partly it’s because I had two non-FB blog readers for a while I wasn’t that comfy with, but they seem to be gone meow, so…

    1. yeah, I’m giving up on the idea that I’m gonna have readers, y’know? I mean, maybe I will (my parents, for instance, which tells you about the kind of content I’m likely to post or not post on here), but I want to do it for fun again and not do ANY “promoting.”

  2. Welcome back to the land of the living. Facebook is, in fact, the Great Satan. I’ve got a family account and a business account, both of which I despise heartily except for a couple of old friends who “talk” to me there and pictures of my grand-kids. If it weren’t for those, you couldn’t drag me in there at gunpoint.

    My old AD Facebook account got flushed by Facebook’s “Real ID” crapola by someone annoyed by my opinions. I didn’t even try to get back on, even though I have (maybe “had,” since I haven’t checked in forever) backup accounts which would have put me back on before sundown.

    So, now I blog when I like about what I like, which works out to every couple of months or so. I’m going to be dramatically improving on that. At any rate, looking forward to the reads. So you’ve got one reader, anyhow, two counting Paula and me, which is almost exactly twice as many as I apparently have. As with you, I’m writing for myself to suit myself, but it’s nice to know someone glances at it once in awhile. Glad to see you back.

    1. AD!!!!! Y’know, I still read your blog, but commenting never ever works for me. I didn’t even try this time bc I assumed it’d make me try 2-3 times then not even work after that.

      Thank you for stoppin’ by. 😊

      1. You’re 100% right. I’ve experimented, and the problem is the OpenID thinger vs Google. But the blog is set to use both anonymous and “name/URL” as well as OpenID, so select either of those and feel free to comment away…

          1. Huh — ok, well, I can’t reproduce the problem, as the tech geeks say, but I’ll keep looking into it. I’ll let you know if I figure it out… I think Paula is WordPress/OpenID — maybe she has some thoughts…in the meantime, visit anytime, even if the comments are a PITA…

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