Why make a personal homepage?
I needed a space where I could discuss what I have been up to because I do a lot of research and work as a graphic designer.
I wanted something where I could have less work then setting up a whole website, but where I could make it look like me – an environment where people would literally feel like they're in my head, so the idea for a personal space was perfect for my needs.
What are some important parts of a personal space?
First that it is highly customizable, which Kinopio definitely is. Second that's easy to update, and third, easy to navigate as well. I'm a super nest-y person and that extends to my online presence, so I like having a space that I can really give a personal atmosphere to.
Where do your images come from?
I get most of my images from are.na at the moment, and the card image search is very useful. I also got lots of stuff from my old tumblr blog haha, I think that's a very specific source tho…
Any other tips or advice?
I think there's a kind of understanding of the tool that you only get after you use it for a while, or if you get in touch with people who understand it better. A way to really create a visually communicative space that's also easy to navigate. After I joined the Kinopio discord and saw what ppl were doing there I completely changed my personal page layout and that was only possible because seeing other people's uses opened my mind to understanding Kinopio better.