Decline and return of indie blogs – Manton Reece

Manton Reece:

The solution isn’t fewer link blogs, but more of them. By taking microblogging back from Twitter, we create a natural place for traditional blogs to grow. Indie microblogging is the gateway drug for long-form content.

I’d love for this to be true, but I wonder if it is. If short-form blogging was the gateway drug to long-form blogging, wouldn’t Twitter have already lead the way? I’m rooting for the Indieweb, but not sure we’ll ever be able to pull ourselves out of the situation we’ve created.

(The irony of this being a link post isn’t lost on me)