Eh up. How are things?
I return to the behemothic M to find hearts have been replaced by hands. Recommends are no more. Applause rules. I like the idea that you can show your appreciation for a piece with more than just a single “like”.
(I do wonder, though, if a single “clap” will now become the ultimate insult.)
Anyway, I continue to garner 10–20 new followers per day for no apparent reason, all of whom read none of my posts and offer up zero engagement. This frustrates me. I feel like I am passively buying my followers somehow. By remaining on Medium, I am perpetuating their strange, algorithmic, meaningless, hyperconnected network of joined up “people” (I use that term with reservation).
If you’re reading this, hello to you. I doff my hat to you. I offer a handshake and a hug (depending on your preference). Say hello and I might just stick around a bit longer. Would be nice to know this place hasn’t turned into an unstoppable, automated social media experiment just yet.
And in case you missed the links from above:
The Khollected | A for people by people website showcasing photography, writing, and architecture.www.thekhollected.com