There are no rules to blogging except this one: always self-host your website because your URL, your own private domain, is the most valuable thing you can own. Your career will thank you for it later and no-one can take it away. But don’t wait up for success to come, it’s going to be a slog—there will be years before you see any benefit. But slowly, with enough momentum behind it, your blog will show you the world: there will be distant new friends, new enemies, whole continents might open up and welcome themselves to you.
Robin Rendle eloquently writes why you should blog, how, and where you should blog. I couldn’t agree more. And that is precisely why I continue to blog after all these years. Go ahead and read Robin’s blog post to appreciate his thinking about blogging!
September 19, 2022. New Delhi.