Blogged to Last

Some old thoughts about blogging from Russell, back before he was a Bigshot Government Bureaucrat:

But we were seduced by the speed and reach of twitter and started putting our fragments there instead. But bits of thought on twitter are ephemeral, they slip away from us. Whereas on a blog a fragment of thought is pinned down, tagged, permanent and can become part of a larger body of accreted thinking. On a blog the fragments can become part of something larger and slower, on twitter they get swallowed up by something bigger and faster.

I reached that conclusion about four years after he wrote that. Facebook has been banished from my iOS homescreens and Chrome bookmarks.

It’s time to get back to building something with integrity, built to last. Something to preserve my poor judgement and penchant for typos for the rest of time.