Why do I run this website?
Over time I have found that contributing to social media companies, was much like working for them and not getting paid.
I disliked the way I had no control over my own content, it could get deleted, forgotten, altered and promoted.
My writing also got spread out on several different properties.
I have now tried to disengage as much as possible with social media and accept whatever possible loss of influence that may bring.
I like owning my own site, it costs a bit of money with the configuration I went with, I know it can be done a lot cheaper and over time I might adjust things.
The biggest problem with running your own site is how do you drive traffic to your content. I have chosen to not worry about that. I dont expect to make any money off of this. I am not going to spend much time promoting it.
If I become the only reader I am ok with that because a lot of what gets posted here is to help me remember things.