Why Create a Personal Website?

I decided, like a lot of people way smarter than I am, that I’m not totally loving the firm, unrelenting grip that social media has on our lives. Not only is it an addicting form of entertainment that essentially turns our friends’ newsfeeds into sitcoms (or more often: dramas), it’s also a risky concept to essentially download your life — and all the data that comes with it — into a rented platform.

I’m no conspiracy theorist or hermit, and I’m not quitting social media. But I’m hoping to have a “hub” of my own, where I can share whatever I want without any of the crappy stuff that comes along with living in social media 24 hours per day.