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the intimate resonance of strangers

Yesterday through my stats I discovered Ben Werdmüller (who is technically my ex-colleague at Medium but we didn’t overlap) linked to one of my posts:

representation matters. Winnie Lim’s blog is one of the best things I read. This is a great example of why.

Reading, watching, playing, using: July, 2022

My posts don’t really get that many reads. Once in a while a post unexpectedly goes slightly viral – in the hundreds – but most of the time it is like in the low tens. I don’t expect my writing to resonate with the masses because I think it is quite obscure.

But once in a while it resonates with one person, and they in turn make a meaningful note about it. I emailed Ben to thank him, telling him that being linked to is one of the best feelings in my world.

Maybe people may ask, why? It is just a link. But for me the link is everything. The link represents resonance, and because of the spectrum of writing I do, for it is a kind of intimate resonance. I think to have this intimate resonance with internet strangers is a very special thing.

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originally published on “The Life and Death of an Internet Onion”, a webzine that had a shelf life of an onion – 5 weeks – by @roombaghost, Aug 2021

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2 thoughts on “the intimate resonance of strangers”

  1. Ben Oliver says:

    I was in a chat channel the other week and someone posted a link from my website, without even knowing I was in the channel. It was a boring how-to from years ago, but it kind of made my day to think someone out there found it useful and linked it, without even knowing who I was.

    1. Winnie says:

      that’s so cool. I love serendipitous encounters like that. I subscribed to your blog! 🙂

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