There was a q on here recently about #plume that was basically "why do we need a federated bog site?"
The reason is that long-form writing is an investment and needs the social component to thrive. We had that with RSS/comments, but Twitter and Facebook killed those.
A federated blog platform would mean: more hosts for users to choose from. Easy feedback loop via mastodon, pleroma, etc.
I'm tired of maintaining my blog, but I would be very interested in porting the content to #plume.