She made me start blogging again
Back then, when i was doing more stuff
on the internet, i had a blog in German. But eventually, i took everything away that didn’t make me happy. There was too much content accumulated from many years. Some things i wrote because i just wanted to write something
. There was bad and good mixed together. I already wrote two books in my life and made it available through self publishing
: "Skizzen auf Toilettenpapier" in 2008, and one year later "Das Prinzip der Hoffnung" in 2009. Don’t search for it, you can’t buy them anymore. At some point, i divided the content into blog posts for everyone free to read. You can imagine the mess.
This blog started fresh in late April 2017 because of my crush on Jessica Clements
. Some posts are backdated to make it less empty. I have a couple of internet domains unused since i stopped throwing projects against the web to see what sticks. I got motivated to do it again, because i wanted to know some of her thoughts, but Jessica Clements doesn’t share them. There are good reasons for not doing it, but you don’t have to put everything out there too. Just enough to show you are real
. Without this blog i would be a blank canvas, especially for people who don’t watch a lot of videos, since i removed almost everything else. I do care about it, because you are reading this.
Jessica Clements is not doing it, probably because she thinks that there is no money in blogging. YouTube makes it easy
for her to fill the wallet in comparison. As a model, she is more skilled in presenting herself visually rather than literally. Jessica Clements talks about "fashion blogger style" and wears the matching clothes in her videos, but then it stops without a corresponding blog to make it complete. For me it’s just another way to have fun. And with a larger footprint i can cut through the noise again.
My first homepage in 1998 did have a news section. But the revolution came with the RSS standard. It made blogs convenient to consume by getting new posts of all your favorite bloggers
through a single RSS Feed Reader. This saved time and helped democratizing journalism. From mid 2004 to early 2010, i even had a blog hosting service, called "Blogy", built with Perl code completely written by myself