Why not! In the interest of giving all of us more urls to periodically type into our browser address bars and less Twitter to doomscroll through, link us to whatever you’ve got.
If it’s your hyper-personal diary that you’ve only ever shared with your closest friends, maybe you can let the whole internet (or at least the Insert Credit part of it) become your closest friend.
If you only know how to obsessively post about your inscrutably nerdy hobby, well, it’s clear that this whole forum is filled with mega nerds who are constantly on the prowl for new nerdy hobbies.
If all you have is your weird sex blog, then maybe type “NSFW” in big bold letters first, but I guess you can link that too?
If you haven’t written an update in five years, then write one! It can be about whatever! Then link us to what you wrote!
If you don’t have a blog or website, maybe you can try putting one together. If you don’t know what to write, A good start might be to pick out a few posts that you wrote on this very forum and elaborate on them.
Art blogs and other kinds of non-wordy blogs are obviously fine too!
As to what counts as a website, I’d like to make a distinction between personal spaces and social media profile. So, while, say, Tumblrs are probably ok if you post a decent amount of original content, I’d rather not have everyone just post their Twitters. I want to encourage people to try making their own stuff and expressing themselves, even if it seems mediocre. It might be corny and dumb to say this, but I sincerely believe that if you try your best to write from your heart (or whatever other organ you’d prefer writing from), then someone will find it meaningful. (If you don’t plan on doing any writing, then in that previous sentence, replace “write” with “draw”, “compose” or some other verb that speaks to you.)
Basically, I miss the whole era of blogs. I was pretty young at the time, so every blog I’ve ever had was idiotic and pointless, and has since been irradiated into nothingness. But maybe idiotic and pointless is a good thing! I sure had fun back then. I’ve since encountered a lot blogs that I can appreciate a lot more as an adult, but most of these haven’t been updated in years. So maybe it would be fun to get back into whatever blogging community there still is – and if there isn’t one, well we might as well try our best to start our own.
I am of course a big hypocrite and don’t have a website anymore. To set a good example, I’ll try making one over the next few weeks.
In the mean time, all of you should start sharing what you have. Not all of it will interest everyone, of course, but I have a feeling that anyone who visits these forums regularly can probably make stuff that’s interesting to at least one other person on here.
For those still not sure why I’m starting this thread – this is essentially a reaction to the thread @whatsarobot started: “Where do you hang out when you’ve read everything on here?” People had a really hard time coming up with anything besides just Twitter, which is of course very depressing. Therefore, I want to do whatever I can to get people to start changing that. I think that one of the big issues people have with writing blogs is that they often feel like they’re just writing for no one. So maybe a thread like this can help people find an audience, even if it’s small.