Writing articles in one monolithic blog is so 2010.
- Big personal blog is hard to maintain.
- When it goes down all your content is down.
- Getting your custom domain to rank high is hard—nobody cares about your website, or the author altogether.
- One password protects your content, if it leaks all your posts are toast.
Introducing microblogposting! Instead of committing to a monolithic website, put each of your blog posts on a different isolated platform: Medium, DEV.to, Telegra.ph, WordPress, Write.as etc. Connect them with RESTful links.
Advantages of microblogposting:
- Isolation and resilience. Your monolithic blog could go down, but there’s a very slim chance all third party blogging platforms fail.
- Scalability. Popular blog posts will become somebody else’s problem, each platform can scale depending on how popular the content gets.
- Productivity. Each platform is easier to understand in isolation, they also compete with each other on UX, so why not take advantage of that?
- Flexibility. Pick the right platform for each blogging task: technical stuff goes to DEV.to, hipster stuff goest to Medium, personal junk goes to LiveJournal, etc.
- Cloud-native likes. Claps, favorites, follows, etc.
P.S. this post was initially written as a sarcastic take on microservice movement. However, re-reading it it’s not that far from truth actually.