Tracy has written a really solid article that covers a lot of what I consider the positives of the IndieWeb movement. With her mentioning of digital gardens and personal filing systems, she's clearly gone on (or going on) a similar journey to me 😉 She also touches on an element I'd never really considered:
I’ve long said the future of the web is curation — there’s so much content, much of it crap or irrelevant — and I want to hear what real people find interesting.
The idea of personal websites (and associated social feeds) as a curation tool, a kind of distributed filter network, is a neat one. So much of what I bookmark or write about here has come from Slack channels, RSS feeds, or word of mouth. It had never really occurred to me that a network of personal websites could create a more useful equivalent to an algorithmic feed, one which is still likely highly related to your own interests but also just as likely to throw a curveball that shows you something new or challenging. Neat idea.
I also really rather like this sentiment:
Recentering how I use the web based on my needs rather than the private services that are available.