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mstdn.ca user zeina’s post

@zeina@mstdn.ca, good questions to ask when considering a “provider” (of any sort).

https://micro.blog/ is a paid service (~$5/mo last I checked), while Tumblr is not.

micro.blog is more like a professional storage service, with a similar relationship and incentives, rather than a neighborhood garage which depends more on the whims and available time & interest of the admin.

I personally agree with “spinning up your own CMS” for a variety of semi-obvious reasons, however, that requires a web development skillset (and perhaps time & patience) that few have or have cultivated. Hence a turn-key for-pay service (with tons of export options at sign-up time) may help many more to join and interact peer-to-peer with other #IndieWeb sites.

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