It’s time for a reset. I’ve written this post in my head several times during the last five or seven years. Blogging is so hard considering all the other online distractions. Facebook, Twitter, TicTok…they’re all optimized to keep you scrolling. It’s literally heroin. We’ve all skimmed the same article, right? The one with the latest research showing it triggers the same pleasure center response as opioids.
Blogging is different. It’s so 2002. To excel at this you’ve got to discipline yourself, stay away from all that social media candy. I’m not sure if I can do it, but I’d at least like to try.
My inspiration comes from last night when I was checking my tag index on this site. I came across #internetgold. In there were gems like Hip Hop Class, Computer Show, and Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook. It’s those things that you just can’t wait to share on your socials, but they once made great content on everybody’s blogs.
My last #internetgold was published in June 2016. It has been too long since I’ve posted things like that on here. So this is me challenging myself. This time next year, I want to look back and see my own digital detritus of 2023. It’s high time some new tags start appearing in my archives, things like #GenerativeAI, #ChatGPT, #CryptoCurrencyCollapse/Rebirth(?), and more. So here’s to a return to posting regularly on this site.