Have we talked yet
(Prelude: there’s a whole fascinating conversation that I’m picking up on only one tiny little part of here, so click on that handy “kfan” hyperlink that’s coming up if you want to plug in to that. Wait for it. Here it comes:)
Archives are at best an afterthought. Very little is considered to be of value the next day, the next week. We throw words down the whole, a few people glance at them, maybe even a lot of people, but the words keep falling, and maybe you “like” them somehow, but then they are gone and there are new words falling.
This is as good as any moment to remind you, person reading this, to go to the Tumblr dashboard and click the “Liked ___ posts” link in the upper right corner. Or go to Twitter and click on “Favorites” in the right sidebar. You will laugh, you will cry, (you will laugh so hard you will cry), you will reread something that you almost forgot you read in the first place and it will make you like it all over again, you will see something that you can’t figure out why you liked it, you will reconsider things with different eyes and realize that it’s even better/deeper/richer than you imagined.
Things you liked aren’t just some lame Greatest Hits album, they’re an internet mixtape you put together for yourself and you haven’t even listened to it yet. Now might be a good time to start.