My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.
The things that will last on the internet are not owned. Plain old websites, blogs, RSS, irc, email.
This is why I’m still championing blogs, RSS, and using your own domain even though supposedly “everyone” has moved to social networks.
I’m very, very glad I started blogging 7 years ago. I started out just wanting to help people. I’ve continued posting code both for tutorial purposes and to work through my own problems. At some times it’s been a voice for me, and I’ve dabbled in commentary. Facebook is older than this blog, but I’m fairly close to Twitter. I never thought we’d see the day when Google Reader would shut down. These days Google doesn’t surprise me anymore. Which, should say something. I was a HUGE Google fanboy. Since moving off blogger, I’ve managed the servers and software that run this blog. I plan on being around for a long time. It’s too much fun to stop