I’ve been pondering as to why I’m not particularly fond of my blog anymore.
I might be unfollowing some people in the immediate future. I’m taking this step as an alternative to shunning my entire use of this website.
To perfectly honest: it’s not that I don’t see your content as informative, entertaining, and truly-life changing. If I were the kind of person to juggle blogs like highly-specific chainsaws, I’d probably just make a blog for every mood. But I’ve been trying to lower my intake of social media relative to non-social media lately, and while things from reddit have a tendency to wind up on facebook,
when I look at my dashboard I feel like I have actually seen these posts before
Maybe I’m just seeing content archetypes as much as I’m seeing the actual content. But that doesn’t matter.
What matters slightly more is that I envision an experience from this website that I find more appealing than the current one. Dan Harmon has a blog. Michael Kirkbride has a blog. There are blogs (I assume, more than five or six) that post content more engaging than a gif set or a quip from those who seem to be in a constant state of post-colonial rage (no offense to post-colonial ragers, you’re actually almost always right).
Tumblr, as I see it, has become a platform that acts as an enclave of ideology, which is a dangerous thing in and of itself. Due to the way we consume, find, and redistribute information on this website, the narratives that I see presented make no room for self-criticism. This was dandy once, but I’m a different person that I was when I started using this site in 2011(?). I’m far more disillusioned.
It’s not you.
P.S. How do you unfollow someone in real life?