Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Bigger Cycle

Hey, I'm over on Big Oven. Come on over and join; I like it there, but unless other people come out to play, I don't have faith in my stick-to-it-iveness.

It's been 10 years since I first started blogging, and 20 years now that I've been online. For the first time I find myself wandering around, trying to find my digital tribe. These things were so effortless before; the BBS, then gopher, then pine, then the real internet, hatching out so slowly in the early nineties that you could run into casual acquaintances even states away - Mat, for instance, has essentially been running with the same digital crowd ever since he was in high school, even thought none of them lived in the same area until the past 3 or 4 years.

Livejournal was so good for me, in so many ways. Now that it's past I find myself grasping - everyone's over on Facebook, I missed the birth of Virgil's son because I can't make myself join. Even the husband joined facebook last year, and he's never been accused of being a digital pioneer, or even settler. I keep futzing around with new layout plans for this page, and can't commit. I need a few days to get things straight again, but with two kids and a high stress job, who has the time?

The truth is I'm not on Facebook because I feel like everyone is on facebook, and therefore I need to search out The Next Big Thing. Ironic that I'm typing this on good 'ol blogger, eh? Maybe retro is the new internet trendy...nah, it's just me creeping around the edges again. I miss you guys. Remind me to write more often. Or maybe I should just go over to image-only posts. Words seem so wasteful anymore.


Anonymous said...

I like the way you blog here (retro or whatever it is). It's different somehow than on livejournal (even though it's a less comment-ready forum.

I'm in sort of the same place as you with blogging. I joined livejournal mostly to keep up with others (which is why I have like 3 entries) and a strong part of me keeps trying to go back to my diaryland (because something about the format or perhaps that time had me writing more frequently, and I miss it). But it's definitely out of the loop, so part of me feels like I should start something new.

Facebook is fine. But believe me, it's not remotely similar to blogging.

Anonymous said...

ack. you know what. you don't have to publish my previous comment. that was more just a message for you. you don't have to publish this one either for thta matter. :)