Stories

March 15th 2021

Today even WordPress has stories now. Why does everything have stories. Why is everything social media. Why can’t we just have one safe space from tap-tap-tappable, mindlessly consumable content.

WordPress is for words. Photo stories kinda make sense on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, fucking TikTok, or YouTube, or wherever the fuck, but WordPress, really?

Will someone please for once in their life come up with an original fucking concept. Or maybe we just endlessly perpetuate and regurgitate the same old shit. And yeah, we will, because it works. Because we created this. We created a six second attention span. Hell, I’ve got a six second attention span.

I’m a hypocrite because I don’t even read content on WordPress and I religiously check Instagram for new stories every twenty minutes. I just wish I didn’t.

I’m a hypocrite because I work in marketing but hate that the whole of the world runs on advertising. I just wish it didn’t.

I hate that somewhere between a six second attention span and eight hours of screen time a day, I can no longer hold a book in one hand without a phone in the other. I can’t even read without listening to music at the same time because god forbid I only do one thing at once.

When was the last time you just sat and did nothing? Doing nothing makes me antsy. Hell, doing one thing makes me antsy.

Until tomorrow, quick, better post a story about that.

Jacn

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