Into the Fediverse
Federated platforms, independent websites
Since I started this blog earlier this year, I’ve been visiting a lot of personal websites. There are plenty of people who have their own websites and are interesting to read about. I’ve learnt of many things that have inspired me. It certainly deserves a blog post to talk about my opinions regarding my thoughts of being a Fedizen.
I first learnt about the Fediverse and Fediring when I randomly searching for personal websites. Not long after, I discovered IndieWeb. Despite the technical barrier, the concept of decentralization is really fascinating. The more I have read, the more I wish to be part of the movement. I tried my best to setup and maintain this tiny hard-coded website. Building something that is cool motivates me. I must admit that I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I’ve had a platform to express myself on whatever has piqued my interest since I started a blog. This might be the coolest thing I’ve ever done—an independent website, a personal blog. I would never have guessed that I’d become a so-called “blogger”. It might sound strange to a lot of people but for an introvert—a otaku—this is something new.
The writing is what I find to be most valuable. I can honestly say that I never thought I’d be able to write as much text as I have on this blog. In spite of my broken English, I see that as an accomplishment. Writing in a second language forces me to think more and helps to reflect and digest on topics. I’m very glad that I took the first step.
It became a habits of mine to visit personal websites, read blog posts, and subscribe to their RSS feeds. I learnt far more from personal blogs than from textbooks. That was a great experience. What intrigues me is that I can have a glimpse of other people’s lives and cultures a thousand miles away from my city. I’m a hillbilly who has never really been out of town. In a few clicks, I could see the world.
I’ve said it before: decentralization, like using fewer plastic products, is a concept that everyone must participate in. Despite the fact that vanilla HTML and CSS are the only programming languages I know of, I considered myself a Fedizen.
If anyone would ask me what I think of the Fediverse, I honestly wish techies would stop flexing their skills for a while, rather, speak human. And helps out people who are unable to understand if you have the ability. Meanwhile, I’m still reading blogs and hoping people could update them more often. If it doesn’t sound too demanding, please, write more about your hobbies and what’s going on in your life. It would be far more interesting than discussing a billionaire, wouldn’t you agree?
Until next time.
This is #Day82 of #100DaysToOffload.