“Once you’ve had a taste of effortless updates, it’s awfully hard to back to manual everything. So they didn’t. And neither did thousands of their peers. It just simply wasn’t worth it. The inertia was too strong. The old web, the cool web, the weird web, the hand-organized web… died.”
As somebody who launched his first blog way back in 2000, this one really resonated.
She suggests the introduction of blogging platforms made it easier to blog, which brought on the unintended consequence of ruining the handcrafted nature of the web. This then removed much of what had made the early web so interesting.