If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things
I hear tech folks saying that RSS is dead, and people on social media saying that blogs are dead.
The problem with this is twofold:
- RSS is doing just fine, and not even remotely dead
- Blogs are doing just fine, and are not even remotely dead, either
There's this strange sort of defeatism around. "Well, we lost, so what can you do". Um, not undermine things that still work and are actively being used? Support them as well?
Blogs are a little harder. I have only ever found a few I enjoyed reading on the regular. I think it might be something about balancing too broad and too niche. And I am unaware of blogs having discoverability platforms like iTunes, Stitcher, etc. have provided for podcasts.