Posted by: meaplet on: June 12, 2011
Goodness, it’s been a long time since I updated this blog. But having spent some time this afternoon migrating it from wordpress.com to a hosted wordpress blog, and even more time jumping through my posts and reading about a year and a half of my life, I’m trying to figure out what I actually want from this particular space.
A lot of my internet life has moved into walled gardens, lately. As much as I rail against Facebook, the twin homes of Ravelry and Dreamwidth aren’t exactly welcoming to the world outside. They’re niche, they’re focused, I dive in and feel like I am safe and protected, with only like-minded people around me.
This space has always felt a little bit more exposed, for some reason, tripping around on the internet with the hubris of a domain that is my own. In other spaces–Twitter, DW, etc, my posts are about taking part in a conversation that ripples back and forth across a community. Here I’m just standing on my own platform, shouting about my thoughts and opinions, and while people are nice enough to leave comments, I am the principal, in a way I don’t really feel the need to be.
But it was fun, being out here on the Wide Open Internet. I’m glad this is here, and I’m glad it’s as open as it was. Maybe I’ll try to work some of that back into my internet life.
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