Monday, June 02, 2014
Is the bloom off the old-school blog bush?
The rise of microblogging through twitter and weibo has overtaken the good old school journal/diary/weblog. Case in point: I checked in to see what was happening on long-time favourite Xiaxue.blogspot.com. A beautiful, fantastic, professionally layed out publication. Wendy had ascended. That wonderful blog of hers... a lot of baby stuff concerning her adorable toddler-son, Dash. And the rest advertorials. I missed the frisky rants and cut-to-the-bone in-your-face no-nonsense posts so popular from about '05 to '10.
Then, a surprise! I could hardly believe my eyes: there she was, the real Xiaxue, the spirit of the early 2000s style blog is back - in app form!
"Christ couldn't have returned to earth better than this," I thought. On Dayre.me (an apparent twitter/blog hybrid), you'll reconnect with hard core Wendy. Ain't nothing like the real thing!