There are lots of perks to be had from hosting your own blog. Not only do you have a lot of control over what features it has and how it is run, but you can learn some very interesting things about how people think and what they do when they are online.
If you have had jobs which require you to learn about the inner workings of websites and the Internet, as I have, you know how to protect yourself from the many evils that lurk online. Among them, is the invasion of privacy which goes along with using technologies you don’t understand.
For instance, many Internet users do not understand how search engines work, and how to protect their privacy when using a search engine. The technical details of how search engines work are not necessary for this post, so I will leave my readers to explore that topic on their own, should they wish to do so. However, as a result of users making poor choices about which search engine to use, I have gained insight into what type of person visits my blog and why.