This blog is moving into a more personal space. Months ago I had somehow fallen prey to the dictate of WordPress statistics: views and likes. And feeling obliged to publish a daily post … This month I have slowed down a lot.
I notice that I’m always on the move. While moving, some readers could feel lost. You are not to be blamed :-). Certain challenging viewpoints, some I had 6 months or more ago, I have already outgrown, while sticking to many others.
So going back to basics. Writing about what I feel is important today.
Some feedback is necessary. That’s why WordPress is such a heaven. Grateful to have found this soundboard and close to one thousand of skimmers and likers, about a hundred regular readers, half of them commenting now and then.
From 2009 till 2011 I posted on Blogspot. It was the loneliest of worlds for me. No feedback at all!
Facebook is populated by too many morons and people who know you from work or family — all making useless comments.
Tumblr is too fast and remains superficial,
Twitter is so fleeting that one could ask whether it actually exists. (perhaps twitter is in a state of a chronic existential crisis)
Also slowing down too, on reading blogs — trying to concentrate on blogs that interest me most — on a weekly basis, or even over longer periods of time. But the slowing down here has many benefits: I feel like spending more quality time with my friends.
whoisbert@WordPress will continue to be a container of my not so fleeting thoughts: what remains after an inspiring session of meditation or photography, … and one day later still feels useful.
My personal diary while on a strange journey called life …