I miss blogs. I miss searching the internet for some topic, and happening on the words of some concerned individual, writing on his own behalf, telling me what he thinks. I don't want to have to sit through a video to find it out. I don't want the words of a semi-autonomous committee at Wikipedia, however valuable that site may be for some purposes. I don't want links to some hosting platform's recommendations, nor do I want censors at that platform deciding what I'm allowed to read. Blogs were a good, solid try at what has always been our highest hope for the internet: to liberate communication for everyone. There used to be more of them, and they used to be easier to find.
With that in mind, I've decided to start blogging again. I haven't done it for ten years. I was never very diligent about posting back then, but my goal this time around is to reliably post once a week. I have no idea who will read this. Maybe just my friends. Maybe not even them. I will benefit if only by taking the dialogue in my mind, that seems to repeat itself like a short playlist that no one knows how to turn off, and giving it a place to live outside my head.