Linked: ‘A Meditation on the Open Web’

[This video] makes me realize the real reason I am blogging on Rocket Panda instead of something like SquareSpace or Tumblr. … The reason is because it’s my platform. I own every pixel of this website and I can control what goes on here and what doesn't.

Well said. Recognising and acknowledging this feeling can be a source of motivation for ourselves and others. I tend my front garden to have flowers that please me – and maybe others – but no one can dictate what is planted there.

Getting your own space online is feasible for anyone. If you have questions or need advice, ask friends or the authors of sites you admire. The internet is, ultimately, a friendly place and new voices are always welcome.