Like many of us, my online presence had become scattered across many sites: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and a close-to-defunct personal blog. So much of my content has been locked into proprietary services, each of which seemed like a good idea to start with.
Looking back at it now, I’m not happy with this and wanted to gather everything back into something that I could control. Micro.blog seems like a great home for this, as well described in this post from Manton Reece (micro.blog’s creator). So, I’ve consolidated almost everything here. All that’s left out is Facebook, which I may just leave alone.
By starting with micro.blog, I can selectively send content to other sites, while everything is still available from one source. I think this is a much better approach and I’m happy to be part of the open indie web again.