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There's a lot to love in this manifesto about the intersection of personal creativity and the web. I don't really subscribe to the nostalgia of the GeoCities era (I find these kinds of sites near impossible to look at, let alone read or navigate), but the Melon King (if that even is their real name 🤔) makes some good points, and makes them eloquently.

On the sanctuary afforded by personal websites:

Outside the storm of the web would rage, but within those walls it was always dusty and safe.
On the web everything is free and unlimited, but also independent and individual. On the web we all own infinite worlds, we are all kings and queens. It's an economy of creativity, the only limits are time and imagination.
All these social media and crypto people, they try to take that away from you because the only way they can make money is to put limits on infinity

On their driving philosophy and advice for new web creators:

Use your tools to make things, don't make things about your tools. Technology and the end result are in a dance, one can never lead the other too long.
Perfection is a flaw, consistency is a limitation and professionalism is a disaster. Everything should be an adventure and adventures start where the cracks in normality begin.
You never really own a site, they grow and change by their nature. As a webmaster, your job is to tend the site, you must never kill it or force it to be something it doesn't want to be.
New does not always mean better, sometimes old things remind us that there was a different path, and there still can be again.
You were never made to be in a bubble, and no one is self made.

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