Digital simplicity

Social media is in a weird evolutionary phase. There are all these odd quirky experiments coming online all trying to reinvent socials in a decentralised way. You have traditional social platforms getting involved and who knows what the landscape will look like in a year or two. I'm sitting here, observing all this happening, and asking myself what should I do for myself and this blog. POSSE is one of the mantras of the independent web movement and I see the reasoning behind it. But what am I trying to accomplish here? Should I care about distributing my content on all these platforms? In the past, I would have said yes. But now, I don't think it's worth it. I don't want to spend my time tracking which platforms are worth being on. I don't want to spend my time setting up auto-posting from my site to every new website that comes online. More importantly, I don't want to add more burden on my already fragile mind. That is why I removed web mentions from my site and deleted my account that was nothing more than a mirror of my RSS feed. The best solution is to embrace simplicity, delete everything that is not under my direct control and focus on content. Is it also the best solution from a reach/marketing/growth standpoint? I sincerely hope not.

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