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
Ultimately, it comes down to two things: ownership and
Last week, Twitter announced they’re shutting down Vine.
Twitter, itself, may be acquired and changed in some terrible way.
It’s not hard to imagine a post-Verizon Yahoo selling off Tumblr.
Medium keeps pivoting, trying to find a successful revenue model.
There’s no guarantee any of these platforms will be around in
their current state in a year, let alone ten years from now.
Here, I control my words. Nobody can shut this site down, run
annoying ads on it, or sell it to a phone company. Nobody can tell
me what I can or can’t say, and I have complete control over the
way it’s displayed. Nobody except me can change the URL structure,
breaking 14 years of links to content on the web.
Couldn’t say it better myself.