The blog is back

I loved this post about this post about the trend among a few to return to the lonely practice of blogging even if that means to lose the sense of ambient humanity that social media gives.

I love the open web, so this paragraph resonated with me.

It is psychological gravity, not technical inertia, however, that is the greater force against the open web. Human beings are social animals and centralized social media like Twitter and Facebook provide a powerful sense of ambient humanity—the feeling that “others are here”—that is often missing when one writes on one’s own site.

However, when there is too much noise, we want to be alone for a little while. So, let’s return to the silence of blogging. No comments, please.