Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I can't really say

 llustration by the talented Allan Deas for Lufthansa's recent promotional. Paris and Hong Kong were my favorites illustrations, but I couldn't find out who did the Hong Kong one.

So I recently read this article about the death of blogs, talking about things I'd had a sneaky suspicion about anyhow, but now they seemed more official because somebody with a bigger readership wrote about them. I'm sure the topics of 'validation' and 'self-worth' could have a field day with that statement, but I digress.

I was then led to this article talking about the stream of digital information and how we are (or aren't) processing it. And as somebody who's been blogging since 2007, well, it made perfect sense to me. This is probably the main reason why Google said farewell to Reader. Except that I also came to the conclusion that regardless of what's going on out in the interwebs or whether world governments are reading my emails, I still like the idea of blogs, both reading them and writing one.

So I'm here.

Showing up.

Just doing my thing at my speed (which, as the semester draws to a close, means anything not work-related is going pretty slow). Showing up here again is a bit like waking up from a kind of hibernation. I think Allison and Kelly might be feeling the same way.

I can't really say where this will go, but it'll go. Just slow. And random, probably.

PS- Like the new dark gray post titles and links? Carrie's been rocking her awesome customer service skills. Have I mentioned how speedy this lady is?

6 comments :

Kelly said...

Thank you for this post. It is good to have some company out here in blog-land. :-)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Welcome back! Love the illustrations! Would easily hang something like that in my house!

Juliette said...

@Kelly: YES. I sometimes feel like blogging has become an echo chamber or a advertising vacuum lately, so it's good to know there are a few with me in the echo chamber, lol.

@Kelleyn: The illustrations are great, right? I contacted Lufthansa to try and found out more, but only got one answer when an artist saw my tweet. They're definitely wall-worthy!

Allison said...

Good to see you back... I've been wondering, but it would appear that the same that happened to me might have happened to you... life!

LG

Juliette said...

@Allison: Yes. Totally. So glad you're also back! LG back at you!

Jutta said...

Nice to have you back! I've made the same decision, to blog whenever I have time and inspiration. There's so much going on in life :)

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