So, I’ve been working on my blog over at madeinsparetime.com and I’ve also been doing a lot of reading about the “IndieWeb” lately. I’ve had more fun posting on my blog recently than I’ve had posting similar content to Facebook or Instagram. There’s just something more satisfying about your words getting cemented on your own domain than getting buried in someone else’s feed.
I know I don’t get as much instant feedback when I post stuff to my own blog, but I’d rather have more thoughtful replies than a bunch of likes on someone else’s platform. But I will admit, sometimes it’s hard to break that never-ending cycle of wanting to get one more like or comment out of somebody. One of my projects that I’d like to tinker on for the future is having some kind of a “like” mechanism on my blog for people that don’t necessarily want to write a whole reply. I think it would be a fun project to work on that might help me keep my blog updated more often.
I’m also reading a lot about the “IndieWeb” movement which is all about owning your content and your data. I think it’s a really cool idea and I’m slowly but surely making my blog more “IndieWeb” friendly. I’ve added some microformats to my blog and I’m in the process of setting up webmentions so I can interact with other IndieWeb sites.
I think this may be the end for me on social media. I’m going to keep my accounts open for now and share posts from my blog to them, but I’m not going to be as active on them as I used to be. If you want to keep up with me, the best place to do that will be on my blog! Feel free to check it out over at MadeinSpareTime.com!