The HugoFloss.co website, which will provide not only self-hosted show notes and other interesting tidbits, but also direct pointers to our podcast channel feed (and maybe feeds in the future?), is on deck. We want to have flexibility with what we present to you and how, and in this world where everybody hands their brand and content over to big social media platforms, we’re taking it back and owning it!
Why has it taken so long?
Well, a huge number of websites today are powered by WordPress, which is almost as much a problem as is handing everything over to the likes of Facebook and Instagram (wait, though are the same company) and others. Since half of the Hugo Floss co-hosting team is a software architect, of course there’s a bit of NIH syndrome at play, and add to it the fact that both of your hosts are busy with their day gigs!
Will having a native website to host our own content make a difference to you? It will make a difference to us, somewhat, but mostly it’s about being found and controlling our internet presence, and how you as listeners and readers (subscribers?) interact with our website and other stuff is the key concern. We can publish content all day, won’t matter if nobody finds it.
So as part of a larger software development effort, kicking off our own web presence has simply been on the ever-growing to-do list for a while, and we’re finally getting to that page of it.