But this creates a new problem. How does one discover (or be discovered) when there is no centrally located lamp pole from which to stick one’s flyer?
Oh my gosh! Yes, I’ve felt the same way for a while. I stopped syndicating links to social media — facebook, twitter — for a few months. I did see a drop off in traffic so I started doing it again. But … if felt forced. I don’t want to do this. Now that I know that I am in good company, I’ll stop doing it again.
It feels hypocritical to criticize social silos while using them to syndicate my content.
Amanda, I agree, the social platform experiment has become tiring for me. My use of Facebook and Twitter have fallen off dramatically while my use of RSS feeds continues unabated. Even the act of POSSEing my content to social media is a chore. I have almost stopped doing it. And because of concerns about GDPR I no longer back feed comments and like from social silos. I disabled Brid.gy syndication to Facebook and Flickr and only occasionally syndicate to Twitter.
Avoiding syndication to social platforms has made discovery more challenging but I am hoping as the IndieWeb grows, this problem will be solved. We’ll find each other the old-fashioned “Web” way. For example, I discovered your post and your website via Chris Aldrich’s website.