I've been quite inspired recently by finding a ton of cool personal websites and wikis and thought I would share my views on how freeing it is to make your own: https://ritualdust.com/craft/make-yourself-a-website/
@ritualdust i got into the personal website rabbit hole about a year ago and i haven't looked back since. to be honest, the modern web is overrated and gentrified to the core where you have to accept cookies for everything ever as well as dealing with a load of bloat.
i'm glad i got into this rabbit hole, but i wish i was around in the 90's (2001 baby here, now 20 years old) so that i could have experienced the early days of the web instead of experiencing it through second hand nostalgia.
@ritualdust it sure is bad, and i don't really fancy becoming a personal brand, not to mention monetising hobbies because capitalism.
one of the things that helped me get into it was this essay: https://neustadt.fr/essays/the-small-web/ as well as browsing the brutalist websites website for design inspiration and reading books about net.art (specifically internet art by rachel greene)
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