New-fangled Things

I killed off my Rhetorica weblog in late 2016 when it became clear to me that I was pissing into the wind. By killed off, I mean that I abandoned its original purpose: to examine the rhetoric of the press-politics relationship in the United States. Rhetorica was kind of a big deal for a time. When I finally closed it as a blog — it’s now my portfolio site — in 2023, it was among the oldest, continuously-published blogs on the internet.

It still exists at if the history of arcane blogs interests you.

I never really got into all the new-fangled things that make up much of social media today. Yes, I use Facebook. Don’t all boomers? πŸ˜‰ I gave up on Twitter. Its imitators are less-than-satisfying. I have a YouTube channel, but it can no longer be thought of new-fangled. It’s about as old-fangled and non-edgy as social media come. I still use Instagram — for its original, intended purpose πŸ™‚

If I have something I want to say, I either write about it or photograph it or video it or audio record it or all-of-the-above it and then drive it through thoroughly conventional online media. Like a blog.

I am unsure where I’m going with this πŸ™‚ But there will be pictures and video at some point soon.

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