It reminds me of what life was once like on the old web, where people shared honestly on their personal sites without fear of being harassed. I’m not the only old-timer who misses that old web; in recent years, several of my internet friends who once blogged blithely have switched to opt-in newsletters, sharing only with subscribers. Although I mourn the personal, open-hearted web we once shared, I understand this impulse all too well.
Yup, same here. Recently I’ve begun blogging again more than I did for long runs of time, but also, for self-preservation (as well as preservation of my tribe) I’ve blogged less personal subjects. Also I’ve begun deleting personal things related to my previous life, the one that ended last year.
I made a promise to myself, strangely, to separate this personal website from my personal life.