It's five years today since I switched to the .blog domain — where does the time go? This also means it's about 5 years since I embraced microblogging here rather than on any social network. That decision completely transformed the blog.
When I relaunched things in March 2016, I vowed that things would be different; they weren't, not really. I still published only longer posts and reverted to type writing about social media despite having had enough of it.
2017 changed all that and I haven't looked back since.
Giving myself the freedom to write as much or as little as I wanted, instead of trying to always churn out essays, and dropping the old topic of conversation were some of the best decisions I could have made. If I had tried to stick with my old way of working I likely wouldn't be blogging any more, I would probably have quit a long time ago.