More people than ever before are able to express themselves on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Medium, YouTube, Pinterest, and countless other social platforms. All of that is great.
But there a few reasons why I’m sad about the decline of independent blogging, and why I think they’re still worth fighting for.
Ultimately, it comes down to two things: ownership and control.
I started redesigning my page a few weeks ago for a few reasons: I wanted to start writing again and my site was sad. It’s fitting this post came across my feed because I too struggled with if this was worth it given the Mediums and Twitters of the Internet. I am not sure what I want to do with this yet. I just know I want to do something with it. It’s not about audience development or a newsletter for me right now. Might cross post certain things on Medium or better integrate Twitter in the near term. But like Baio said, it’s a work in progress.