As any serious blog consumer can attest, a carefully curated blog feed, covering niches that matter to your life, can provide substantially more value than the collectivist ping-ponging of likes and memes that make up so much of social media interaction.
Releasing an entirely new, and almost entirely different editor in WordPress is A Big Deal, but I personally don’t care that much.
I edit using so many different editors, on web and desktop and mobile, that I’ve learned to deal with whatever’s there and be done with it. As long as one of myfavoritechoices isn’t readily available, that is.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens in six months once we’ve weeded out all of the “OMG! It’s too different, change it back!” reactions and people have settled down. At least I assume they’ll settle down, but ¯_(ツ)_/¯.
…more and more I am questioning the news cycle and my relationship to it. There is so much news, and almost none of it is important, but you would not know that from a visit to social media, the grotesque excuse for a piazza where we are supposed to connect with people who are yelling at us, or any of the 24-hour websites that provide us with an overwhelming deluge of inanity.
As such, I have come to believe that an essential form of self-care is consuming as little national news as possible, and I will argue that this is an ethical choice.
the general idea that Joe Citizen can and must do something about a horror that is being perpetrated beyond his control — and can be successful in halting that horror — is not just psychically harmful but logically backward