I don’t know about you but for me, the internet has become this gigantic place of information, I think most of us experience some sort of information overload when we visit sites and even perhaps in general. This is why I always wanted to find a way to have my site very simple.
I’ve actually had the thought of having a site or blog (if you will) that will not have any archives on which all you can see is the present, because … “The past, is prologue!”
I know about all those famous topics that revolve around content, content, content! … but let’s face it, the best way to live life is in the present, yes the present moment. I think there are uses for everything, this makes me think of how: Content + Google (or any other search engine) = get-what-you-want, instantly and that is good enough.
I remember back in 2002 or around those years when this whole revolution of blogging (which is how social media was born in my opinion) was in its infancy. I remember feeling so excited for the fact that blogging would allow anyone to write without being a computer geek. I remember how it fascinated me to go to Blogger.com and click on that top nav arrow for reading the next random blog and being so interested at what people had to say, not to mention the ability to interact by leaving a comment.
Eventually this blogging revolution took off and everybody started to jump in, including the mass media outlets which at some point criticized this so cool technology that, like I said, allowed anyone to write something because it presented a challenge for journalists.
Then, I started to see how the way TV is now, with commercials, ads and even some TV programs not so useful to humanity, started to shape the internet and then interruption became a “standard” for sites. I think these days, most blogs out there have some sort of advertisement, which in some ways is good for bringing some benefit to that one who writes and starts to have a following. But, my personal taste and preference is that:
Simple. Is. Good!