Bringing back to the blog

I joined Twitter a while back. To be more precise, December 2007. But way before that in the early 2000s I had a blog. I’m a dinosaur.

In essence, blogging didn’t change much ever since. And what I like the most about that is it has stayed true to core values. It’s your personal, customizable, focussed space and it’s up to you to set the tone.

For full disclosure, it’s not my first attempt at getting back. I have tried (and failed) a few times, but this one time I got reasons.

Why am I doing this?

  • Being concise has never been one of my strengths. I need a platform that is flexible enough and allows me to break the habit of constraining thoughts to a certain number of characters.

  • I intend to be a lot less reactive and influenced by the hot-topic-of-the-day™. Reducing social media usage to some extent is going to give me the opportunity to stay out of topics I have no special talent or interest for, such as politics or who’s getting cancelled today.

  • Besides, I’d like to avoid the Nosedive pitfalls of social networks, such as stats, likes and followers counts. In fact, this website has no trackers at all, I can’t even tell if you’re reading this, though you can always say hi!

  • Lastly, I want to take back control of my data and online presence. Everything will be published under this domain/site and then re-published elsewhere when appropriated. Indieweb calls this practice POSSE, an abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere.

If you like, you can now get updates via Micro.blog, RSS or JSON feeds.

See you soon!

Ps. Even though I don’t want to limit the scope of what I’ll be writing about here, topics will surround anything from digital privacy, design, workflows, projects I’m working on to personal notes.

Marcelo Marfil on the internets
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