Your own platform is king


Photographer Eric Kim had this bit of advice for photographers, though I think it applies to anyone with a creative project:

Simple way to thrive as a photographer: Own all your platforms.

For example, own your own self-hosted blog. or and install

Instead of social media, make your own platform.

This isn’t tenable for everyone, but well worth it if you can.

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Ruben Schade is a technical writer and IaaS engineer in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person in bios. Wait, not BIOS… my brain should be EFI by now.

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