what i used to love about blogs …

oh blogs sure have changed…
what i used to love about blogs was how most authors switched lighly between the chatty/personal/vulnerable and the informative/factual/serious. blogs as journal/newswire/distributed network/webzine is what made for a brilliant mixture, somewhere between odd, hip and hype.

lately it seems that its mostly pseudo-journalists and/or wanna-be editors who are – via blogging – trying to fulfill their dream of an “own” media outlet. and sadly the post-modern mental ailment of ironic detachment has replaced the earlier overexited and goofy lightness and self-irony.
some people may look upon this developement with a sense of relief. but not me. vulnerability is a good thing. laying things out there is healthy. trying to maintain the big myth of how cool i am is simply too boring.

people take themselves to damn serious as it is. blogs used to set a playful counterweight using self-irony instead of ironic detachement.
i have to admit that reading some teenagers anguished ramblings got tiring fast. the key was in the mixture. when next to carefully researched facts, you’d find a blab of surprising openess, or a joke, or some personal insight.

About Jan Zuppinger

Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.