It’s gotten crazy out there. These social media giants are getting more and more ridiculous every day. They’re contributing to the polarization of the politics in America as opposed to just running their companies. Their egos are bigger than their platforms. I’m not going to name any names here so I don’t contribute to their idiocy. But we all know the name of the newest buy out and the one who started it all. At one point, I’d say back in the good ol’ days of MySpace, it was an environment where we could create our own content and engage with each other freely. Now algorithms and propaganda have disrupted our freedom. We no longer have an array of personalities with unique qualities. Now it’s one of two choices. Get in your line and stay in your lane. Way too rigid for my tastes. So I’m back!
I’ve had an on and off presence with blogging for well over a decade. There would be times when I’d start a blog with much gusto and write a ton of posts and get a lot of engagement and then I’d just stop out of nowhere. I’ve actually had this blog for a while now. Several years, and I’ve been posting periodically. Nothing too consistent, but I’ve posted and kept up with it. Mostly I post about my writing and updates with my debut novel.
Back in the day I’d write critical pieces that people enjoyed and it always received a good amount of buzz. Now I’m not sure what I’ll post. I’m not sure what I’m interested in. It seems to change from day to day. I’ll certainly post about my novel. I always like to do that. But I don’t know if I’m passionate about a certain societal topic. Most of what I think about is pretty abstract. I’ve posted a good amount of content on those abstract topics. So maybe there will be more of that. I don’t know.
What I do know is that I’m tired of the “social media overlords” using their own platforms as political weapons. I backed away from one for that reason, and now I’m starting to back away from another for the same. I am excited though. Now that I’m back in this space. What will come of this blog? What crazy stuff will I write about? It might be on Native American topics. Certainly on writing, and at minimum I’ll post updates on my debut novel. I’m also looking forward to connecting with some of my favorite friends here. It’ll be good to be back.