I like his use case of pulling his newsletter back in to his garden. I do the same with my microblog stream. I think it makes perfect sense to do this - gardens are where we cultivate our thoughts over time, but streams are a great (the best?) source for the seeds for the garden.
He also talks about pulling his notes back in to his main homepage. I've been thinking about this too. I have two separate sites at the moment, https://doubleloop.net and https://commonplace.doubleloop.net, that look kind of different and feel a bit disparate. It's not that big of a deal. They are different rooms in my home on the web, so they don't need to look identical - but it might make sense for people to find them both via the same front door and hallway…
2 Sounds like The Social Dilemma is weak
3 Buying from coops
4 Moving to GreenHost
Happy to be in the process of moving my personal sites to a server at GreenHost. I used to be on cloudvault.me which was excellent but disappeared about 3 months ago… I chucked everything over to Digital Ocean to get it back up again. But keen to get off.
GreenHost has stellar environmental and ethical creds, and really not that far off the cost of a basic DO droplet.