...same as the old blog. Except for the title and the URL.
Oh, and the commenting system. For the time being, I’ll use Blogger comments here. Not the best, but waaaay better than Echo. (Note to Echo: Discarding useful features is bad enough, but replacing a perfectly good commenting system with one that is difficult to understand and a pain in the ass to use is fatally fuckin’ feckless.)
My last post over at Blog d’Elisson explained my rationale for jumping over to a shiny new crib... but you can legitimately ask “Why bother blogging in the first place?” After all, blogging is, well, passé. Everybody and his brother spends time on Twitter (“Blogging for People with ADHD”) or on Facebook. (Why hang out with friends when you can hang out with ffriends?)
My answer? Blogging is unique, the only medium in which you can create a self-selected social milieu of people with those talents and interests that appeal to you. The thread that ties you all together is nothing more - or less - than the things you write, and through reciprocal or concatenating linkage and comments, that thread is woven into a true fabric of communication.
I have yet to hear of friendships - of communities - arising from Twitter or any of its micro-blogging platform competitors... but blogging has brought us any number of them.
Plus, it’s fun. A creative outlet. Where else can I write poems about the benefits of a tapered stool; a thoughtful essay on Nasal Secretions; or post a recipe for Hungarian Goulash that is subsequently linked by the New York Times... on their International Affairs page?
Welcome to my world. Again.
Update: Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s moving.