The #IndieWeb approach *is* the simpler day-to-day approach.
Once you setup your domain & provider (or host/CMS), you always know where to post.
Your own site.
Write first, defer “destination decisions”.
Create first, edit for audience(s) second.
It’s refreshing & liberating.
Whether text, photos, videos, podcasts, brief thoughts, thinking out loud, a considered essay or “thought piece”, or replies to any of the above, start with your own site.
Why burden yourself with having to decide what to post based on:
* Will this fit in 140^H^H^H 280 characters?
* Or 500?
* Does it need a title?
* Will my photos/videos fit their aspect ratio limits?
* Which four photos for this album? Or 10? What one aspect ratio to crop them all into?
* Will my video fit in 15, 30, 90, or 140 seconds?
* Will I upset Big Chad or be subject to selective enforcement of ever-changing policies?
* Can I edit my post after publishing?
By decoupling creating from “distribution”, or “audience”, or “reach”, or the size of someone else’s storage boxes, you are free to express your thoughts first, then optionally decide if you want to share them elsewhere and edit as necessary.
If you do want to syndicate (POSSE) your post, then you can decide:
* Where else to send your post
* Is it worth your time to edit your post for any particular destination
* … their content limits (number of characters/photos, or video length)
* … their audience expectations or terms of service sensitivities
Creating and editing are different mental tasks.
Decoupling them makes posting easier and you can do a better job at both.
You can defer destination decisions & editing to some point in the future entirely, when you feel it’s worth your time.
You decide how and when to spend time creating vs editing. You are in control.
This is day 5 of #100DaysOfIndieWeb #100Days
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