Homesteading and Sharecropping
There have been a few articles lately regarding the place that personal websites have, and have lost. The rise of blogging services, such as Tumblr and Medium have led to concern over the value of owning a proprietary domain and personal publishing platform. Frank Chimero’s post compares building your personal site to building your own home, homesteading instead of sharecropping. This is a wonderful way to think about it, and I agree.
This year I’m planning to make some significant changes to the way I structure and publish on my site, the first order of business is transitioning to a more robust CMS and tackling an issue that has been a constant headache for me, reclaiming microblogging from social services and leaving those services to do what they do best. I have something in mind that I’m eager to implement. Check back soon.