By day, I am the Technical Content Manager at Career Karma. In my spare time, I like to read about sustainability and the internet. I've been fascinated by owning my own data for a while. I set up jamesg.app in 2019 as my internet home. Initially, I hosted on other platforms; WordPress and later Squarespace. I am now hosting my own static website using Jekyll.
I came across the IndieWeb in late 2019 and have just came back to explore the topic. I'm especially interested in taking more control over my data and seeing how I can syndicate data I create across different platforms.
- Figure out how to effectively share my coffee data on my site
- Show archives from my exercise data
- Check out other IndieWeb sites for inspiration
- Change domains to jamesg.blog (to get away from a Google TLD)
- Deploy sourcehut mirror script to a server
Here is a timeline of how my personal websites have evolved:
- Early 2019: Set up a personal website using Carrd.co, a static website generator.
- Early 2019: Created a WordPress site so that I could start hosting blog posts.
- Mid 2019: Moved to Squarespace because I saw an aesthetically pleasing template that looked apt for my portfolio.
- Early 2020: Decided that I needed to take control of my data. I created a site using React.js and Next.js to build my expertise using these technologies.
- Mid 2020: Realized my site was over-engineered. I rebuilt my personal website using Jekyll.
- Mid 2020: Still working on my personal website.