Via a click on a link on the discover page on micro.blog, I stumbled upon Chris Aldrich’s blog. The blog wall chock full of interesting things to read including Chris’ recent posts about the IndieWeb. It was a term I had never known before. What is the IndieWeb? Here’s what I learned.
Your content is yours
When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.
You are better connected
Your articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.
You are in control
You can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you. In addition, you share simple readable links such as example.com/ideas. These links are permanent and will always work.@c
This weblog, Island in the Net, has been in existing for a while. If we count a few false starts with Google’s Blogger service, then I could say I started blogging much earlier than that. But my journey as a consistent blogger started with the purchase of my first domain blog in 2005. I guess I have been part of the IndieWeb for a long time and didn’t even know it.