Thursday, August 24, 2023


I'm... back?

My last post here was four years ago. There are a few reasons for that - obviously nobody BLOGS anymore, right? This isn't 1996. The world moved on; Facebook, then Twitter, then Instagram, WhatsApp, all that crap. And Google stopped even bothering showing anybody anything written by actual humans in search. It's all just ads and stuff for sale now. So nobody's reading this. I know that.

But I dunno, Facebook's algorithm has deteriorated too lately, most of my actual friends have left anyway, and I guess I'm old enough now that I just never really got into any of the newer social media platforms. I'm on Instagram but I honestly don't really understand how it works. I use WhatsApp but it's more of a chat platform anyway. I did Twitter apparently for one year (looking at my timeline), then kind of lost interest, and now that it's gone "
XXXXXXtreme!!!!" with professional douchebag Elon Musk, I've basically just quit it. I completely draw the line at TikTok. I'm just not gonna do it. Too old.

I've had this blog for more than 20 years now (look at the timeline to the right! Feel free to click on the oldest posts and see what an idiot/cool guy I used to be). I was young when I started it. Blogging was still a thing people did, if they were on the internet at all. Now I'm old and I guess I'm coming back to the things I'm familiar with. I do find the newer social platforms just too limiting. I'm three paragraphs in here... can't do that on Twitter, er, "X", unless you do something stupid like break your message up into 20 different tweets (er, whatever) that you manually number, or take a screenshot of a Word document. Why the fuck do people think that's acceptable? Just use a platform where you can write like a normal person.

You can write longer on Facebook but nobody reads it because Facebook won't even show it to anybody. That's how the algorithm works. But anyway, I know who my friends are on Facebook and I find myself oddly censoring myself for the lowest common denominator. Fuck that! Here I can write what I want, fuckers! Fuck shit bitch ass! FUCK!

So, I guess I'm back here, at least for now. I may lose interest, I don't promise to stay here forever. Google has definitely lost interest and I'm surprised Blogger even still exists, given their track record with stuff they don't care about. So I still feel like at any time, they could just switch this thing off.

But whatever if they do. For now, I've already got a few more posts planned.

Dog photo because everything on the internet needs a visual, apparently, and why not a picture of my dog?

About This Blog

This is increasingly not a blog about Alphabet City, New York. I used to live in the East Village and work on Avenue B, but I no longer do. Why don't I change the name if I'm writing about Japan and video games and guitars? Because New Yorkers are well-rounded people with varied interests, and mine have gone increasingly off the rails over the years. And I don't feel like changing the name. I do still write about New York City sometimes.


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