I’ve joked in the past that I post here about once each year, but this is probably the first time I’ve actually gone 365 days without putting anything on the Internet.
I still write, and I still make things, and the people I sell those things to sometimes put them on the Internet, but I haven’t put anything on the Internet of my own volition in over a year. I feel a little weird about it.
Of course, the best indicator that a website is well and truly dead is when the author posts about how they have not been posting. Deliciously redundant and uninteresting, but maybe it doesn’t matter when, after a long period of neglect, they are most likely speaking only to themselves.
Writing on the Internet, and reading other people’s websites, used to feel like making a connection. It was much more interesting (in my humble opinion) when people didn’t feel the need to stick to just one strict topic or theme. A baking blog, a shoe blog, or a blog about one particular brand of fucking shoes because the wider shoe-blog market is oversaturated.
Aggregation has its pros and soul-consuming cons. But no, we don’t want this to turn into a post about the good old days, either.
We’ll see about what’s next if I can’t get my dick up for this format anymore. Sorry about it.