I kinda regret creating that topic now, because asking people to post the most heartbreaking thing they’ve seen online is kinda not good for your soul, because hooooly shit there’s some heavy stuff out there on the Internet. Whatever your particular poison is, you can stare quite deeply into the abyss.
So let’s tip the scales in a positive direction. What’s the most inspiring single article you’ve ever read online?
I’ll go first! I have two that stick out in my mind.
As the seasons turn to spring, this eulogy for Camo Cat gets me every god damn time. every. god. damn. time. (Have I mentioned that you should donate to the Internet Archive? Please donate to the Internet Archive!)
It’s Up to You is why I will be an Amy Hoy fan forever. I met her as a fellow speaker at Webstock in New Zealand 2010 but I didn’t really know who she was. Now I do. Much respect. I also highly recommend her site for bootstrapping entrepreneurs, Unicorn Free.
I asked on Twitter but I wasn’t blown away by the response, maybe I asked wrong. By that I mean plenty of responses but not much that I’d want to re-link. Plenty of geek canon stuff, but I’m not super into that these days.
Here’s a quick vet of the responses that I thought promising in some way:
A big, rambling read to be sure, but certainly the most inspiring I’ve read lately in the sense of making a subject suddenly feel like a must-know-more priority. Probably also the scariest. Bonus, I guess!