if you post content on Twitter/Medium/Dev.to/etc
if you have a personal website
if you post content on your personal website
if you’ve heard about the IndieWeb before / know what it’s about
Why are you here?
We strive for Free and Open Source software in the world, on mobile, desktop and server. But what about the Web? The IndieWeb is all about taking control, owning your data, and scratching your itches through Open Source and Standards. We're working to take back the Web, and you can, too.
Those three steps are what you need to do in order to be part of the independent, or indie, web. But that's lowercase i, lowercase w. The IndieWeb – check that casing – is a bit more specific than that. The IndieWeb is an attempt at moving behaviours and functionality away from large, corporately-owned online communities (what people involved in the IndieWeb refer to as "silos") and onto independent websites. Specifically, the IndieWeb is focused on online social behaviour.
Maybe you're trying to create a consistent experience across different digital channels, so that if someone likes a Tweet about your article then that "like" shows up when on the article? Sounds like you need to implement backfeed
Or maybe you want an easy way for people to comment on a page without needing to sign in? Webmentions will probably help you out
Looking for a way to consume RSS that feels a bit more like a two-way conversation? Check out social readers
Want to easily publish ideas directly from your phone to your website? Micropub might be what you're after
Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association. Writing for another publication you get a little circular avatar at the beginning of the post and a brief bio at the end of the post, and that’s about it. People will remember the publication, but probably not your name.
Shouldn’t you get a choice of what to do with your content?