For last 1000 years I have been pounding over personal website thing. To develop or not develop - this is my question.
Social networks pretty much covers everyone's needs: professional, personal, image-only, sound-only. I am sure you can find any network nowadays.
Personal website demands wide range of skills to make it feel good. Design, hosting or cloud, programming, search optimization, accessibility features, structural and linked content. More you know, more it feels as a heavy budgeted and time consuming Project. Oh, and I missed legal stuff like data collection, terms and conditions... you name it.
What exactly are you going to tell people? The most common kind of personal pages is a portfolio, maybe a blog or a funny gig. It is anyway something related to brand building. But is there anything above and beyond?
On a flip side.
Personal website is something you control. It is like having small part of the internet in your hands. Your digital territory, where no ads, no BS will ever appear by definition.
It can be a precious gem if you pull it out.
Feel free to share your personal site, I would love to see it.
I guess it was my youngster dream, where tech wasn't that advanced. Unfortunately for me the tech overgrown my dream.
Yet again I am on the edge to stop domain renewals and let it die naturally.