It’s easy to be lazy these days and give up on the decentralized property of the Internet. You can find pretty much everything that requires more than a minute to set up “as a service”. I hadn’t self-hosted my blog for years. What prompted me to go back to self-hosting from Medium?
Tracking of readers was a concern but didn’t bothered me enough to make the effort of self-hosting. I was increasingly frustrated about not having control over the layout of my posts, not being able to embed code without having to embed a GitHub Gist. And since Medium isn’t monetized yet, I had some uncertainties about the future of the platform.
Welcome to this new home.
The pleasure of self-hosting my blog also comes with my renewed love for RSS. You can subscribe to get all the blog posts, without the noise of having to follow me on Twitter.
Note: Previous blog posts will stay on Medium.