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Glenn 2.0


What I Want in a Blog

Original date: July 14, 2018

Just throwing out some thoughts on what I really want in a blog:

The current state of things is very centralized/siloed. Medium, and Tumblr make it easy to discover and interact, but at any moment they can tweak something and the features you love disappear, or you are forced to wade through a deluge of ads, and you can't block bullies, and in the end they kick you off or just disappear altogether. The end user has very little control.

Or you self-host and regain all the control, but lose all the discoverability and interaction. You're on an island.

I've been on Mastodon for over a year, and for the most part it really has replaced Twitter for me. Facebook is another thing altogeteher. I look forward to the day when I can just dump that behemoth. But for blogging nothing is up and running yet. Plume looks very promising, but I fail to find anything else out there. Maybe I'm just missing something? If so, please let me know!

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