On Random Interactions

Yesterday I stumbled on a Tweet that was saying something about the resurgence of RSS and personal blogs. The tweet itself is not that important so I'm not going to link it here. But that made me ask if that is indeed happening. From what I can see, social media usage is not necessarily winding down but I do see more and more people going back to personal sites and personal blogs.

Why is that happening I don't know. I can only speak for myself and to me, this blog is a much quieter and enjoyable place compared to a Facebook or Twitter profile page. There are no distractions here, no ads, no suggested content, no interferences.

But then I started thinking about the structure of our interactions. We, and by we I mean you and I as well as all the other people that are reading this post, have a relationship. More likely than not, it is not a very profound one but it is a relationship nonetheless. And that's great, I'm a big fan of that.

But in a way, this still feels centralised. I don't know how many of you out there are reading these words, maybe there's ten of you or maybe ten thousand. Whatever that number may be, the only point of contact between you is the fact that you all read this blog. You, the readers, probably don't know each other and have no way to interact with each other. And that's sad frankly. The random interactions I had with you via email are the best byproduct of this blog and it saddens me to know that's only something I get to enjoy.

I was thinking if there's something I can do to solve this problem but I'm not sure what the best solution could be. What's the best way to help you connect with each other? Is that even something you'd be interested in? Let me know.

Where do you go from here?

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