If the Twitter exodus yielded any good (aside from further outing Batman as a terrible role model), it's that we should control our content and our message as if it were a resource worth preserving. I've been excited to see folks blogging again. Not only blogging, but call-and-response blogging with one another.
Call and Response
Here are two examples:
- Chris Coyier writes The Great Divide in January 2019
- Chris revisits his themes within The Great Divide Was Indeed Divisive
- Jeremy Keith reframes it all thoughtfully within Chain of tools, adding more context
- Dave Rupert writes So you want to make a new JS framework
Ham Readio with RSS
RSS and the linkability of
H T M L are helping me keep up to date on these messages. It's easy to miss a single node on a busy week, but a durable network of folks talking with one another can withstand entropy. The short-burst messaging of these blogs is nice too. Only a couple of paragraphs in some cases, but enough to articulate a thought in a novel context. Something I can consume with coffee or between meetings (or during meetings).
Let's all invest in ourselves, each other, and the ham readio economy.