An “old” online term came up on a podcast I was listening to the other day: the blogroll. This link list of blogs you want visitors to know about, or friends. Another thing that came up in that interview pre-blogging platform era: Movable Type. Anyone who had an online existence before 2000’s -way before this current onslaught of mass-presence online- would be sure to grow some nostalgia horns, and wear them proudly.
I never got to install those Movable Type CGI plugins, so WordPress (post-Cafelog times, I remember!) was a neat thing, since blogging didn’t feel so bare-bones anymore. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, when I knowingly had my domain and webhosting expire. Namecheap had my account expiry on a grace period, so I did renew everything. It felt like playing a worn guitar you won’t ever touch again because it lost its charm, when you have shinier, better things to mess around with, but it has your name on it.
When studies find where people stay the most online, I don’t think I even finish reading past the results from the headline. I’m on Youtube daily, and after reviewing this channel, surgically stripping songs I love/d from my youth, I instantly realized that more than half of what I was deciding to spend my time on was garbage. Learning was ideal, but I didn’t have to understand music theory, and take a test after. Music, of course, is the exception.
Browse smart! Better yet, browse smarter!
I’ve had my mind on making a vlog, and I’ve surrendered willingly to also accept that as a viable word. I’ve done podcasts before, and the production and the feedback I got was more than good, it was near heartwarming. A recent camera purchase almost had me convinced it was a good idea, because it can do 4K video. The idea doesn’t sound any good anymore. I don’t even have to write a list down to strike it off from my mind.
Maybe its not apparent, but recent events also made me understand that I have really no wanderlust in me, and the only place I know to be soul-quenching would be Japan. My feet set on Japan last December, and I’ve only a handful of photos and videos to show for it. Changing life-temperament?
The current state is not limbo. Its all normal and fine over at Instagram, and my idol-centric self is active and social on Twitter, and this blog retains its purpose, much like a business card I hand over, all antiquated, like the gesture itself.