Someone asked me the other day why I don’t write blog posts as much anymore, and I reckon it’s because of all the other stuff I do now. Stuff that I would have written a blog post about before I will now talk about in a podcast, or tweet, or talk about in a video, and once I have spoken about whatever was on my mind in one of those ways it seems silly to repeat myself in another medium.
It could be argued that a video is a better medium for consuming media. There are jump cuts, backing music, and engaging visuals to keep your eyes on the screen. But I kind of like the bold arrogance of a wall of text. If I blur my eyes and look at a long blog post it’s as if it is saying “Yeah, fuck you, read me if you want. Do what you want with your life” You can’t just sit back and have a blog post ‘play’ It demands to be read, and I like that. I always feel reading something someone has written is more personal than watching a video someone has made, as the creator of the content isn’t all whistles and bells shouting “look at me! look at me!” people seem to be themselves more when writing, so I do enjoy writing blogs as a thing. I am going to try and write them more.
Tomorrow is Music Monday, the day of the week I put up a new song. It’s a new thing I’m trying. I’m not sure where I will host them yet. I might make a music monday album on Bandcamp or post them directly to this tumblr or something. We’ll see