It’s quick and easy enough, and while out-of-band vectors are useful and have their place, this and they do not replace self-publishing, self-hosting, and generally the recapture of personal agency online.
I’ve had my vanity domain for years and rarely did anything with it (other than another personal email address), but I continue to examine options and creative methods to take back my online agency. I have always liked Tumblr (acquired by Automattic most recently), as far as the typed posts (text, audio, etc) and their liberal use of syndication, though I was never a fan of the reblog and notes concept. Not uncommon, we like some things, we don’t like other things, it’s a mixed back when we cede control to others.
I think all content creators (basically anyone expressing themselves online, for personal or professional pursuits) should be able to operate their own online presence with agency, not relying entirely on the likes of Facebook or even Wordpress or other platforms and tools that might come close, or might not, to doing what each person wants to accomplish.
I’ve been off the Facebook for a couple of months now (not deleted, not disabled, but also not logging in), and while I still use Twitter now and then, I think the value there is as a stream of receipts. Post a link to twitter, then some time later point back at it and declare, “See, I knew that back then!” For example, my twitter thread about Las Vegas covid numbers, above…
I uninstalled the Twitter and Instagram mobile applications, and the same goes for LinkedIn. As long as web browser features are usable, there’s no reason to hand over so much data through an installed native mobile application. I’ll continue mentioning this sort of stuff as the potential of personal agency becomes easier and easier to realize for anyone.