I haven’t been writing on a “real” blog since 2008. During the last five years my updates have been lost and scattered around various social networks.
Like many early adopters, my needs are counter-cyclical: we get sick and tired of things that are being massively used because we used it before.
Last year I dropped Foursquare, and I’ve been barely using Twitter and Facebook for quite a long time. For reasons that remain unknown the only platform that I continue to use steadily, despite being aboard since 2007, is Tumblr — ok, you got me: cats, and, well, “the other thing”.
Getting back at blogging is something I’ve been struggling with for many years. It requires a bit of planning and thinking, especially if you decide to write in language that is not your native one. It requires choosing a platform. It requires willingness to tinker again with HTML and CSS — and, oh my, WordPress what have you become?
Being a product designer I decided to apply a kind of minimum viable product philosophy to my own blog. A bare-bones theme, huge typography, a few central topics. For a while there will be no social features, no archives, no search. Possibly, I’ll never turn on comments.
It’s a raw and humble beginning, I know, but I lost too much time looking for a polished start that never happened.