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My site is now without any cookies, analytics tracking, Google fonts, advertising banners, pop-ups and third-party requests. Pure content. Fast to load. Hosted on an environmentally friendly server too markosaric.com/

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Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default approach to building webpages. Tell them no. Make your site lightweight on your own. No reason to help centralize the web under Google's control even further polemicdigital.com/google-amp-

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Medium is no longer offering new custom domains as a feature. Get your own domain name and install a self-hosted blog on it. Stay away from commercial and hosted platforms. That's the best way to be independent, decentralized and stay in control.

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"Why do online recipes have 3-4 pages of nonsense before getting to the actual ingredient list and recipe?"

1. To rank better in search results and get traffic
2. To make more money using advertising
3. To engage an audience and make a site more sticky

old.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuest

It's not difficult to make a faster and less intrusive web. If you're running on WordPress, simply use fewer plugins. Your site loads faster with fewer scripts and third-party connections.

"There is a direct correlation between plugin count and poor performance. Each additional plugin knocks roughly 3.2 points off of Google PageSpeed. Around 1% of small business WordPress sites use 15+ plugins"

freshchalk.com/blog/150k-small

My site is now without any cookies, analytics tracking, Google fonts, advertising banners, pop-ups and third-party requests. Pure content. Fast to load. Hosted on an environmentally friendly server too markosaric.com/

This one is for all the marketers trying hard to reach the 1% newsletter signup conversion rate by annoying 99% of their visitors.

"Hello! This is my personal web site. It’s not much, but it’s mine. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in 2019 trying to breathe new life into it. At this point, I think just about everyone should have a personal web site of their own. Let me tell you why" writing.markchristian.org/2019

RSS is a timeline of sorts, yes, but it runs at a sane speed, and it stays in your control, unlike Facebook or Twitter’s unknowable whims, and it excludes the vast majority of toxic noise that characterizes so much of social media gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than

Stop giving away your work to people who don't care about it. Host it yourself. Distribute it via methods you control. Build your audience deliberately and on your own terms alwaysownyourplatform.com/

A fast (11 KB), privacy-focused commenting platform alternative to Disqus commento.io/

Before the internet was consolidated into centralized information silos, RSS imagined a better way to let users control their online personas motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

A decade ago, shilling products to your fans may have been seen as selling out. Now it’s a sign of success. Influencers pretend to have brand deals to seem cool. The more sponsors you have, the more credibility you have theatlantic.com/technology/arc

Nick Cave on writing at his new theredhandfiles.com: "I have rarely sat down at my desk with something to say, other than I am ready. The sitting comes first, turning up with a certain alertness to possibility. Only then does the idea feel free to settle."

Just another reason to stay away from Blogger/hosted platforms. Choose WordPress and self-host instead allendowney.blogspot.com/2018/

"How to Build a Low-tech Website? Our new blog is designed to radically reduce the energy use associated with accessing our content" solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

The Powerhouses of the Internet Are Turning Hostile to Websites. In a system that encourages monopolies, and demands those monopolies increase growth rate and extract ever more revenue, we probably shouldn’t be surprised. But, we should be prepared sparktoro.com/blog/the-powerho

Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default approach to building webpages. Tell them no. Make your site lightweight on your own. No reason to help centralize the web under Google's control even further polemicdigital.com/google-amp-

Medium is no longer offering new custom domains as a feature. Get your own domain name and install a self-hosted blog on it. Stay away from commercial and hosted platforms. That's the best way to be independent, decentralized and stay in control.

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