Hey, so, like, I’ve stopped posting here frequently. And when I do, I’m suuuuuuper cautious/self-critical. Maybe I should reconsider what this has become, vs. what I meant for it to be, vs. what I now want it to be.
What I had wanted: to think and write about technology, and how digital networks change the way we interact with other humans. I thought there could be interesting patterns to explore… but let’s be real. It was coming from a place of nostalgic yearning for ‘good old days’ when human connection was a chance to really connect, whereas now interactions are like our attention spans: fleeting, ephemeral, and mostly meaningless.
What it is: a place to hash out wokescolding. (If you are the kind of person who sincerely uses that term and would not apply it to me then I am not doing my job right.)
What I want it to be: Writing practice. A place to serialize thoughts that I want to share. Eventually, to take shape as a philosophical “project.” A place to learn how to share my thoughts, and use my power, in a way that can really make a difference. Or, I dunno, a cat blog?
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I’ve enjoyed your ‘wokescolding’ thus far, it has been a source of learning (including the neologism itself). Also you’re right, it’s a bit of a trap to trick yourself into needing to write only elaborate stuff that lives up to our inner critic and accompanying over strict measure of quality. Thinking out loud is my short hand for what I do here in my blog, and collecting digital bread crumbs. A sprinkling of cats is always ok. Cat blogging is a time honoured practice after all. Cats of course are also the ultimate masters of silent scolding by staring at you.
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