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Why HN readers don’t have a blog by Jan-Lukas Else

Yesterday, I asked the Hacker News community why they don’t have blogs, even though they have the necessary technical skills.
Many Hacker News readers and contributors have the technical skills to run their own blog and post their opinions. But instead they prefer to use Twitter etc.

This was an interesting post by Jan-Lukas, and some of the comments on Hacker News were very interesting (he mentions specifics in his post, but you can read them all here). I thought I would turn this on its head an answer why I have a blog.

My blog is a place where I can share my own thoughts, feelings and experiences in a space where I have total control over the message and its content. Where possible, I try to utilise the IndieWeb mentality of POSSE (Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere).

Why do you blog (or not)?

I’d love to hear your thoughts, preferably by way of reply on your own, IndieWeb enabled blog. 🙂

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  1. Kev recently shared on his blog why he has a blog. #meta 🙂 I felt it was definitely an interesting timing as I had prepared a draft just a day before on this exact topic, explaining my reasons. I, however, needed time to proof-read and make incremental improvements to my content.Now that it’s published, you can take a look here.

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