Matthias Ott avatar Matthias Ott

Into the Personal-Website-Verse

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I can't believe I didn't share this great article sooner, when Matthias published it 3 years ago (already!).

As he says, I should have done it:

Whenever you stumble upon an interesting thought on another site, write about it and link to it. Not only is it respectful to link to the person you quoted, but hyperlinks are also the magic force holding the Web together. They are both helpful and powerful. You can also add a links section to your site, where you collect interesting links you found on the web and over time build an archive for yourself and others.

It resonates so much with my own article and talk about owning your own site, and use social networks only as echo chambers (aka POSSE).


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    Richard Hemmer

    Why you should have your own website

    Don't wait for the next new platform to put all of those things into a walled garden - choose openness, interoperability and decentralization instead. Trust me, in a few years, when yet another platform goes bust and all those carefully curated albums, texts or discussions invariably disappear, you'll be happy to have this one place on the web that's all yours, for as long as you like.