Do you ever wish you could get by without a web site? It seems like it would be simpler to just send out tweets and status updates. Unfortunately your online reputation would all be under the control of other people. Most social media services are free to the end-user, but that just means that the end-user is, in fact, the product. In addition, services change or go away and take all of your hundreds of entries with them. But your web site is something that you can control. As long as you renew your domain name and pay your hosting bill, you are in charge. No one can take it away from you, and if you have backups neither can hard drive failures. So stake your claim, tell your story, and control your destiny!