All right, I set up a website. What now?
I'm pretty pleased with what I've got set up now. I have a blog/microblog. It operates as a single-user ActivityPub instance. It uses Microformats. It sends and receives Webmentions. I also have my own Matrix homeserver.
The way I have this set up means my site goes momentarily offline when I update my homeserver, but I'm willing to accept that.
There are a few things I wish were a little bit better, some things that I'm thinking about adding or changing to my setup, and some things that I think I might want to do but I haven't done yet.
Microblog.pub doesn't currently support either a draft mode or editing. Editing is planned; draft mode is...under consideration for whether to plan or not. I would like the ability to preview what I'm posting, but currently the only way I can really do that is to post visible only to mentioned actors, then delete it and post again with the actual desired visibility...and that's also the only way to correct typos, and - since deleting and recreating the post would change the permalink - I can't add syndication links out to POSSEd copies.
Partly as a result of that, I don't currently have a good and convenient way to publish things that I expect to edit regularly, and even if that were covered, it wouldn't afford for things that don't really make sense as articles or notes. I do have a way to do handle both of those - I could make a simple HTML page and drop it in my static folder and add a link to it. However, that's more effort - and would require more effort to reduce that effort - than I think I'm willing to put in right now. For the moment, I'm thinking I may just publish that sort of thing through Keybase.
I'm also not entirely sure why the test comment I tried to make using commentpara.de came through as a webmention without being displayed as a comment. I think I might be okay with that, though. Still thinking about it.
I haven't made up my mind yet whether I want to try to own my public source control (Github, Gitlab, Sourcehut, etc.) issues and replies, which it hadn't even occurred to me to consider until I saw how Tantek has done it, nor my Reddit/Hacker News posts and comments (what few of them there are). The way my site works and interacts with the Fediverse makes the issues, in particular, seem a little awkward to me. First of all, I have no way at the moment to post anything that isn't an article or a note, so I need to look into whether that results in inappropriate markup. Second, it seems like it would be kind of weird broadcasting that kind of thing to my followers, and weird linking back to it if I set it to be visible only to mentioned actors - i.e. nobody - when the silo copy would be public. I wonder how viable it would be to add a visibility (or possibly two) for "let anyone read this, but don't bug my followers with it." The second one would be for if I wanted the ability to post something like that but also have it appear on my homepage. I'm not sure I'd have as much use for that. Especially because at that point I think I might start thinking about situations where I might want to send webmentions but not notify followers, or (less likely) vice versa, and that starts to seem even messier...
I haven't decided yet how to manage the relationship between my website and my other Fediverse account. So far I have mutually followed myself and had my other account boost my introduction and my first article. I did the former because I was under the impression it would increase the likelihood that people could find what I posted without specifically looking for it. I boosted/reposted my introduction because...it's basically also the introduction for the other account. And I boosted the article mostly to see if boosting my articles worked normally. But I'm not sure there's much point beyond that in doing anything with the other account.
And perhaps most importantly, or at least most on my mind, I haven't decided what to do about Twitter.
When I started out, I had planned to syndicate notes and articles to Twitter and backfeed...well, definitely replies; possibly likes and retweets. I still think I want to backfeed mentions and replies where I can. I'm less sure whether - or how often - I care about syndicating. I may try it a few times and then decide whether to keep doing it.