The Internet Websites

Rebuilding and spreading an independent web

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1. Create/reactivate your own site, owned by you, to hold your own work.

2. When you create that site, write or otherwise present work on your site at least once a week, every week.

3. Regularly visit the sites of other creators to read/see/experience the work they present there.

4. Promote/link the work of others, on your own site and also on your other social media channels where you have followers.

I’ve got 1 and 3 down — it’s 2 and 4 that are the hard part for me 😉

I post here multiple times a week, but don’t write something on my blog Cascadia Inspired every week, nor my pen name website.

Here I link to a lot of other people’s blogs and sites as I bookmark and comment on articles, but not so much on my blog. I post mostly original content there — photos and essays. For visitors to this site, I do have a blogroll plus my new pages of artists and interesting people.

Almost never do I remember to share work from any site — mine or others’ — on social media. Lately I’ve been trying to share my blog posts on, though Twitter or LinkedIn would theoretically reach more people 🤷‍♀️

Note to self: offer on LinkedIn to help anyone who wants to set up a new website. 

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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