(posting it via blogger time machine back to April)
G+ was ended a month ago and I still miss it, the way the person might miss a comfortable and interesting place that was here but now isn't. I didn't expect from myself to miss it so much, even after all those sunsetting warnings, after the time to create an emotional distance. Don't know if it is because I only used G+ for about 2.5 years, or because my participation was limited, but I didn't associate G+ with emotional disturbance or was overwhelmed by updates. It was a place to see what people do, and by rapid, strange boost of cross-contaminated imagination, come with new ideas.
Blogs, by the format of them, almost impose the expectation of the long-ish,
meaningful, self-contained post. In my perception at least, the blogs are devoid of in-a-moment, more free-flowing and whimsical personality G+ had, and it seems to be wrong for me, somehow,
to post a mere paragraph of text, just as it looked wrong to post long paragraphs on G+. With G+ still existing both long and brief approaches could be used in tandem, for different things, but now the half of them is not here.
None of the other networks is interesting or comfortable enough. In last month I was not exposed to any new blogs beside the ones I was already reading; there was a benefit in resharing, in ability to point at something and wonder about it aloud without necessity to do a review or analysis.