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.
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