Tobias van Schneider:
Having my own website says I care about what I do beyond clocking in and out and cashing a paycheck. It shows I’m proud of what I create. If my taste or my work or the industry evolves, I have the power to reflect that on my portfolio. If I launch a new project, my first thought is to put it on my homepage. With this blog, I can write articles that connect directly back to me and my website. Social media is a nice way to extend the reach, but it all points back to vanschneider.com.
Your personal website is like your own little piece of the internet. One that lives beyond the ebbs and flows of whatever the latest social networking craze is. Services like YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter will rise and fall, but you have control over your own personal website and can keep it active for as long as you want it.
Personal websites are great. If you don’t have one, get one.
(Via Brad Frost.)