Wild. On a whim, I went to see what the earliest post on the blog was: a disgustingly decadent, heavenly culinary rampage through Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2004.
Not just any rampage. One powered by a Sidekick, an early twist-and-type phone complete with a camera and instant messenger. They had a tie in to a mobile blogging service. And I had taken it upon myself to chronicle this other worldly 10,000+ calorie day of no-holds-barred pigging out.
Reading my sheer joy as I typed-as-I-ate brings something to mind: Do we do this anymore?
We post on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter to be social.
We (OK not I) write thoughtful blog posts and articles on Medium to be erudite(?)
Is Tumblr the closest to this experience of mobile blog posts that add up to an online story? The New York Times reviewed mobile blogging apps recently, but reading through the list only made me yearn for simplicity.
Remember Posterous? That was another one where you could post by email, swallowed up by Twitter.
Suddenly I find myself yearning to write in that way. So pure, simple and joyous. Not for the point of getting likes or retweets, but to tell a story that maybe someone reads at some time.
Let’s bring back old school mobile blogging! The gluttonous celebration crawl is on me.