The longblog

September 2nd, 2014

There is so much awesome going on in the resurgence of personal blogging. I can’t stop reading and linking and smiling.

Brent Simmons:

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

My domain, whether it runs on Barley or WordPress or Tumblr or whatever, will always be around separate from any service’s lifespan. I love that.

See also, Fred Wilson:

There is something about the personal blog, yourname.com, where you control everything and get to do whatever the hell pleases you.

And, Elizabeth Spiers:

When I do write for Medium, I think I’m writing for a specific audience: mostly young professionals who work in the tech industry. That will probably change as Medium expands and develops a larger readership. There are of course fewer people reading here, and if there is a specific audience, it’s a lot broader and largely composed of people who know me in capacities outside of the tech industry. But regardless, I don’t have to write as narrowly as I do when I publish in a regular media outlet. The upside of that for me is that I don’t feel compelled to stick to a particular topic. I can write about, as Fred put it, “anything I care about.”

Jason Kottke:

I knew if I waited around long enough, blogging would be the hot new thing again

Marco Arment:

I’m still championing blogs, RSS, and using your own domain even though supposedly “everyone” has moved to social networks.

If you can’t tell from your chair … I’m very excited about all of this.