Write your own ‘blog’/‘wiki’/‘hypertext’.


The full power of the Web. Not just a free blog or a free wiki. Make full JavaScript ‘apps’—in the sense of controlling both the browser and the server. While this has a learning curve, it is truly impressive and powerful. (See also: Scratch, which is showing its age, but is still absolutely incredible.)


The most minimal and still very sweet way to participate in The Web. The child of watershed linksite Delicious, same conceit: post your bookmarks publicly, add a little note, a few tags. It’s like having your own href.cool! $11/year, but the real deal is $25/year and it’ll archive all the pages you link to.


The tilde.club was a 2014 resurgence of tilde-style user directories. You used to get these free at your university or with your home Internet connection in the '90s.

Death Generator

If you need to post something controversial or to subvert algorithms or bots for any reason, you can hide your text in these. (Hat tip, @foone.)


Dead simple free blogs. If you’re going to spend a little bit, consider micro.blog for its Indieweb support—which means people can comment from their own blogs.


No, let’s not forget the TiddlyWiki. This is a personal wiki that you can edit and save on your own computer. If you need to put your wiki online, you can use TiddlySpot. A more polished but less powerful service can be found in Notion or notepin.co.