Blogging, then. They — whoever ‘they’ might be — say it’s dead. They say that no one reads blogs anymore unless they’re written by newspapers, magazines, personality columnists or groups with a particular niche interest. The art of individual written expression has moved to the 140 characters of Twitter, to the Farmville-playing inanity of Facebook, or to Myspace (okay, not Myspace). Why? Because we are so brain-dead that we no longer have the necessary attention span to read more than … oh look, KITTENS! Kittens playing with a ball of wool! Kittens chasing their tails round and round! Laughing kittens! Yay, kittens! I love kittens! Oh. Oh, sorry. Yes. Sorry. Blogging.
Anyway, I’m here to say that I think this widely held belief is rubbish. Utter rubbish. You thought this site was dead, but I’ve brought it back to life for this purpose: to prove to you that personal blogging is still the future of the internet. I am announcing, here and now, the end of this humble blog’s slide into barely-updated torpor. Enough.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the news. I’m returning to full-time blogging. An Unreliable Witness will now feature daily posts, possibly even multiple daily posts submitted on the hour, every hour, concerning everything I am thinking and doing. And I mean everything. No stone will be left unturned. No embarrassing revelation will be left unspoken. No disgusting personal habit will be left unexplored. No corner of my life will remain private to you, my avidly inquisitive readers.
This is it. This is the future of the web. In the words of Prince before he became a squiggle and a nutcase, let’s party like it’s 1999. In the words of, erm, an equally famous blogger, let’s blog like it’s 2004. I’m exhilarated. Aren’t you exhilarated? I am. I’m so exhilarated I may spontaneously combust. I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.
Standby for action, everyone. This brave though possibly foolhardy experiment starts tomorrow. Click here for more details on how it will work.