“It’s a Place for Writing and Thinking”: On Blogs and What It Means to Own Your Content


Presented by WordPress.com and CreativeMornings, Own Your Content inspires and helps you to build your home on the internet. On the site, you can read interviews of creative leaders on the web and toolkits, or practical posts, that curate their collective wisdom. In a world where social platforms compete for our original content, what are the benefits of having your own blog or website? Three influencers break it down.

Paul Jarvis

Writer, designer, podcaster, online course teacher, software creator

When it comes to building your business, Paul Jarvis advocates for staying small — and making it better, not bigger. The author of Company of One and writer of the Sunday Dispatches weekly newsletter talks about the disadvantages of housing your content on platforms you don’t own.

On the benefits of building your own mailing list (via a service like Mailchimp):

Mailing list data is owned by the sender…

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