Take ownership of your digital identity.
Websites have become one of the must-have means to market yourself or a product to people and businesses globally.
It wasn’t always like that, though.
There was a time, not long ago, when people cared about their websites as a means to express themselves, and learn from one another.
There was no social media. Personal websites were the way to bridge the gap from two extremes in the globe.
Nowadays, social media reigns as the digital identity of individuals, helping to connect each other around the world, and share thoughts in a more convenient way, like a reliable global “town square”.
However, with the sudden changes to Twitter (now called X), and the ever-changing Instagram algorithms, these platforms don’t seem too reliable.
There are two different ideas I’ve seen around:
- The old idea of keeping a website as your digital identity. A way to share these thoughts with others, while syndicating to other mediums (Twitter, Instagram, etc). That’s what Jeremy Keith does with his amazing blog.
- The other idea is to share knowledge publicly, even as a draft. The act of exposing ideas publicly is a great way to improve your own thinking. Especially when they hit other people who might have feedback and different ideas. Great examples below.
So… it’s time to take matters into my own hands, and become a part of this (old) revolution, or, as Jeremy Keith says, take ownership of my digital identity.
Stay tuned for more.
And in the meantime, you can find links to ideas that inspired this website, along with links to great personal websites.