I started to learn some basic HTML tonight and spent a lot of time researching how to create my own website. I'm hesitant to jump in and pay for a host/domain name. I looked around to find a community of people that I could interact with but found many of the spaces to be unapproachable. Scuttlebutt and IndieWeb left me feeling very much not part of the club - like I can't speak their language. I want to feel more motivation before jumping in to make a website. Not sure where to find it. For now, I'll keep tinkering on my own until I find a community or space that makes me feel like it's worth it to actually make a website. It's funny - I started researching this topic because I wanted to form a community with others on the web without social media and this process has actually left me feeling more alone. If I make a website and nobody even knows about it, does it defeat the purpose?
Getting people to be curious, in this time when you can access almost every piece of information in the world, is the best possible thing to do to try to help all humans.