The blogs were all about “serendipity”. I have been blogging for years now, and I have no been able to formalise and crystallise my thoughts. As I have mentioned here many times, reading and writing change you fundamentally. It is the “low order” of writing that sparks various interconnections and ideas, and it is exhilarating.
The author paints a grim picture and is distanced from reality. But in the days bygone, yes, those blog posts were commendable and a fascinating insight into someone’s mind (and life). Some friendships were also forged, but I had only read about them.
A couple of years ago, maybe 8 or 10 so maybe longer than a lot of people will be able to remember, there were blogs on the internet. You could search around and they’d come up even in websearch, and you’d find yourself reading someone’s blogs. Maybe it was chronicles of their life as they got a job teaching in Japan and how it was leaving American for the first time and all the new things there and skateboarding and meeting people and trying to meet girls, or a photographer working for a while in Minorca or some island off Spain when music hit a rock scene period and all the young people were dressing up in leather and tight jeans and going out dancing to dance rock and writing about his thoughts on where he fit into the scene as he was kind of older but not old, or a compilation of weird and unexplained science and gnostic wisdom, or the things some guy was making out of wood or electronics in his garage, or some Japanese girl who posted pictures of herself looking extremely pink and pneumatic and writing little things with them.
Facebook and Twitter (or any other social media) represent a fleeting thought. They don’t represent my line of thinking. I have been able to capture the meaning from various online resources, but in the process, I have managed to find a “cure” for the information overload. I refined my means to get the best content continually and as a “fodder” for the blog. All of this has been extremely educative because I had to struggle to overcome those problems. I’d call them as a refinement of the “tech-stacks” to curate content to be delivered. As such, I can focus on creating more value.
Blogs are awesome. Find a niche and work around several threads of ideas, and slowly they would give you the larger picture by providing a crystal clear clarity of thought.