Brad Frost wrote about the value of having your own website the other day. This quote stands out:
Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association.Brad Frost
I had a conversation with someone recently about their site. They decided to give up their site, and their domain because they use social media for everything. I had to pause for a moment when I heard that.
As useful as social media is to so many people, entrusting your online identity, and content wholly to social media is quite a gamble.