The unheated Venice warehouse, once filled with surly millennial coders, lies silent, its floor littered with empty bottles of $12 juice. ….Maybe he doesn't want me to link. Except since he's not being pompous...
The purpose of the rebuild is to (again) mix tweets with blog items, a rebellion against the disastrous early Word Press era in which blog posts became discrete, pompous hey-link-to-me declarations.
Ben Smith may think this was the golden age of blogging. To me it was the beginning of the end. …If the end already happened, how can you go back? I guess it's: Make blogging great again.
I’m sure I’ll screw things up for a while. There will still be many more tweets than blog items, though a) I’ll try to write more of the latter especially since b) it should now be possible to easily expand tweets into short (or long) blog entries. Will escaping the 140 character limitation make them better or worse? I actually don’t know. Could be worse! It’s awfully easy to kill a tweet with improvements.It's hard to blog and tweet. You either have blog mind or tweet mind. I know that blogging made me not want to write law review articles. You get a sense of where you want to be on the continuum from stark terseness to explain-it-all blabbery. If you're going to write a lot, you're probably going to find your place. But when Kaus blogged in the Golden Age of Blogging, he was in a pretty terse place on the continuum. Maybe he can jump back and forth.
But there are 2 ways to characterize blog/tweet jumping. One is what he's saying. Twitter predominates, and the blog is a place where you can expand on what you've already said in the tweet.
The other way is to blog first. Blog where you are free to say what you have to say and make the tweet second. The blog post is not an expansion of the tweet. The tweet is a condensation of the blog post. Kaus's Golden Age blog was always terse and tweet-like, but it was terse because of Kaus's own style, not because the format imposed terseness on him.