What is a blog?

When I first started to use the Internet—around the year 1995—blogging was about sharing personal experiences, insights, discoveries. A blog was a collection of such sharing. It was lively, passionate, personal. It was like exploring unchartered land. Reading as well as writing blogs meant stepping into the unknown, it was wild, exciting, wonderful.

Fast forward to 2023, and I have the impression that a whole lot of blogs should be renamed to “sales pitch”, and most newsletters to “sales letters.” In my mind a “mailing list” is synonymous with “a list of people to advertise to.” Nothing wrong with that, but If they would title their writings to what they truly were then the world would be a better place.

Am I the only one who is tired of all the mislabeling? My soul cannot take it no more. It’s getting too much. And why are so many people ok with that? This kind of indifference makes me feel disconnected from society, it makes me feel like I’m living on an alien planet amongst an alien species. Am I the only human who longs for truth, sincerity, who longs to live in a world where we can expect everyone to be honest and take our fellow humans by their word?

So here you have it. My latest musings from my blog. It’s not a sales pitch.