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UpdatesnnPeople like updatesnn**I** like updatesnnUpdates *on* the updates, and updates on upkeeping, and keeping up the updatesnnSounds like I’ve had far too much coffee there, but these are all true statementsnn**So what of what?** (I ask myself for the millionth time)nnI guess I’m just popping in to hammer some text – no real “events” to correspond on/about for me at all, really. I know I’ve harped on some blogs being too “clean cut” or even (dare I say it) “cookie-cutter” in regards to being the same thing(s) about the same topic(s) all the time. But, I guess a theme, or a form of consistency (aside from frequency), or something like that *is* good in blog format, even if there are no advertisements involved, no reason *to* maintain a stringent set of standards, or a narrow field of readers to appease. These things *are* amusing to a fair extent, I just can’t recall who is who after a period of time, lol!nnSort of like the (old) term “content is king” (before algorithms and engagement were crowned king and queen of online content) – meaning, it isn’t so much how/where/or even *how much* a piece of “content” is presented/shared/interacted with on the WWW, what is more relevant is **what** is put online, and **who** creates it, and **who** derives value from it, etc. If all three of those things amount to: you (your life), you (you shared it), and you (are deriving a form of value from it), then great! Task: COMPLETE!nnIf the priority is another set of formulae, say, “X content gets uploaded/written/shared at X hour of the day, and then X readers interact with it (and therefore observe advertisements, which were sold for X amount of dollars), and then all of that equals X amount of dollars earned, followers gained (a BIG metric for a lot of content creators), status magnified” – then great(!), you’ve joined the upper echelons of social reach, and that accomplishment is (genuinely) a thing to care about/take pride in (I am actually not being sarcastic in this regard).nnBut it (the example above) is not the norm, nor “the rule” (it is the exception *to* it), and it is also in a steep decline. How many people have in an online bio (or some other social bio) “used to be good at Twitter” or “Instagram account had 50K before it got deleted”, etc.? Fact is, algorithms change, “hot streaks” change, *people* change, platforms change, censorship occurs (a downside of centralized services), and just overall online trends change, over time.nnI can go on a small rant about how Facebook is (becoming) Yahoo 2.0, or Twitter is (becoming) AIM chats 2.0, or how tech sites/blogs are (becoming) cooking/tabloid/pop culture sites/blogs 2.0, but I’ve mentioned all that before, so I will save myself or/and the end-reader the time. But the example is relevant and true – things happen, people change, trends diminish, and everything either goes back to *this* format or *that* technology or whatever the case, and there needn’t be some guaranteed, surefire replacement *for* this thing in exchange for *that*. And if some people want (or some *need*, really) a watertight replacement for _____(fill in the blank) thing if their previous activity gets taken away, then I would implore them to make a *deliberate* effort to do a thing that THEY would get value from doing, instead of anything else, really. Or, just MAKE a thing that is interesting, amusing, time-consuming, and useful (to the individual and to humanity).nnOr, ya know, ramble on about fickle nonsense all the time like I do ;)nnThanx for reading – back laternn

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