Owning My Own Content

About a month ago I had this thought come to me about all the content I've given to Twitter and Facebook over the past decade. While those networks are great for delivering that content to other people to consume, something suddenly felt wrong about it only existing in their databases.

I did searches on the subject of owning my content and discovered that there is already a movement for just this idea over at https://indieweb.org. Realizing that this wasn't a crackpot idea, I got to work modifying my website's CMS to not only have a blog, but also a micro-blog for all the little off the cuff thoughts that I usually would post straight to Twitter or Facebook.

Last night I finally launched the first version at https://www.kpraslowicz.com/notes, which merely displays the micro-blog notes, as well as allowing me to auto-publish them to Twitter. I want to get Facebook wired in as well in the near future.

But before I do that, my immediate goal is to import my Twitter history from 2009-2017, and then keep a curious eye on my analytics. What will 6000+ pieces of new content do to my organic traffic? Explode it from all sorts of new and weird long-tail rankings, or just tank my site due to too much short, possibly useless content?

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