Do you remember how the web used to work? How the web was supposed to work?
In the earlier days of the web, we always published to our own web site. If you weren’t happy with your web host, or they went out of business, you could move your files and your domain name, and nothing would break.
Today, most writing instead goes into a small number of centralized social networking sites, where you can’t move your content, advertisements and fake news are everywhere, and if one of these sites fails, your content disappears from the internet. Too many sites have gone away and taken our posts and photos with them.
Thats Manton Reece, who publishes his own posts as a micro blog on WordPress, speaking about his concept on Indie Microblogging Kickstarter. There is still 7 days(ends Feb 1 2017) to help fund the project further, its already passed its original goal.
I love the concept of a social network that layers on top of publishers original content. I realise its slightly ironic posting this on WordPress.com but this concept works alongside your current long-form content and pulls it in alongside your shorter updates.
Hopefully this platform gets some traction beyond the Kickstarter and new types of services and bloggers grow from it.