a-non-spectacle-internet

Over on [Midnight Pub](https://midnight.pub), someone left a nice comment on someone else’s post, and it said that they were glad they found text-based websites, as it was less “spectacle-driven”, and I agree 100% with that comment.nnWhen I was using social media, nearly everything posted had some sort of photo, or illustration, or GIF, or video attached to it. A lot of the time, people didn’t just *say* what they wanted to say. And before that (before I started using social media in 2009) every blog post I saw, and every blog post I wrote, *had* to have some sort of photo included with it. Be it a generic header photo, or a photo (or series of photos) related to a specific thing, or whatever the case, it *had* to have that included within the post body somewhere, because I thought that that was “what made a blog post a blog post”.nnAnd around 2014 when I started writing (on Tumblr) on a daily basis, and I just wanted to chronicle elements of my life, I imagined some type of blog of *just* text-based entries. Like a pastebin of my life. And I had seen such blogs/journals like that before, but it had been years (since the late-1990’s) that I saw a text dominant, photo-free website or blog of *any* kind.nnAnd yes, photos *are* nice, and I have [a spot for that, too](https://snap.as/tmo), but mostly I just want to hammer text about what is on my mind on any given day.nnIn fact, most blogs I *read* these days are primarily text-based. I have zero qualms with someone including a few (or even many) photos in a post, but when the entry requires me to scroll past *this* GIF, or has an embedded video for me to to watch in order to understand the remainder of the entry, I just click away and do not read that entry.nnSo, with what was said on M.p, I agree – a “non-spectacle” Internet is a better (and faster, and more efficient) way of doing things. Usually.nnback latern

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