Personal blogging

One way out of the mire that we’ve found ourselves in with our use (and reliance?) on social media is the personal blog, according to Monique Judge.

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. 

People built entire communities around their favorite blogs, and it was a good thing. You could find your people, build your tribe, and discuss the things your collective found important. We are now in an age where people come on the internet to be the worst possible versions of themselves, and it’s an ugly sight to behold. Take the power back by building blogs and putting comment moderation in place.

The biggest reason personal blogs need to make a comeback is a simple one: we should all be in control of our own platforms … Buy that domain name. Carve your space out on the web. Tell your stories, build your community, and talk to your people. It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. It doesn’t need to duplicate any space that already exists on the web — in fact, it shouldn’t. This is your creation. It’s your expression. It should reflect you.

‘Bring back personal blogging’ by Monique Judge

I had a blogging hiatus last year, for over 5 months – not for any other reason than being totally disillusioned with blogging and online activity (my use of social media has dropped off the cliff too, but it’s easier to post to Twitter or LinkedIn without too much thought).

I am making more effort to write and blog, and have been quite successful since I returned in September last year, and am looking to keep up the momentum now I’m back.

There are still lots of things I’d like to write about, but can’t for a variety of reasons. More on this soon, maybe.

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