The below is a list of links and resources I find very useful as well as some websites I just love.
Contact me to submit something if you’d think I’d like it, except for crypto and or AI bullshit.
Writing and publishing.
- The Indie publishing network
- Literary agent and publisher research service I like doing the writing more than researching small presses or agents so I use this service to get started on research for me. I can take it from there.
- Agent query package service. This is a fantastic starting point for me while I write other projects. Besides, I can tweak outlines and cover letters later.
- NY Book Editors. When I can afford it, I go with this editing service. Very high quality but not cheap.
- Compassivist Publishing publishes social justice work focusing on marginalized authors.
Books and book lists.
- Free books from Kobo.
- DRM Free literature resources provided by DRM Free living.
- Queer Liberation Library a free library in the US hosting Queer books.
- Romance books with Disabled characters.
- Books to reveal flavors of my personality.
- Thorium Reader is an accessible eBook and audiobook player.
- BookWorm is a free and open source accessible eBook reader.
- Creative Commons books from Bookshare that anyone can download.
- LibriVox Public Domain audiobooks and Project Gutenberg is a place to get free eBooks.
- Libro FM is a DRM Free alternative to Audible.
- Wiki Flicks allows you to watch free, but non-described, movies that don’t have copyright restrictions.
- Movies for the Blind has public domain described movies.
- Audio Description Project Everything you need to know about audio description in the US.
- Public domain movies
Podcasts and audio fiction.
- Audio Drama directory. In addition to the below, this appears to be the newest directory.
- ListenBox Turns YouTube channels into podcasts.
- The End. Highlights audio fiction that ended seasons or shows.
- Fiction Podcasts and audio drama. database.
- RPG and Tabletop podcasts.
Tech and internet related.
- the 1MB Club has many websites that are actually 1 MB or less in size.
- A collection of text first websites and pages, also broken down into categories.
- WordPress COM Accessibility ready themes and Accessibility ready WordPress Org themes make your website far more accessible with minimal effort.
- Get RSS feeds finds any podcast RSS feed.
- Text Bundle makes it possible to share bundled Markdown files with images all in one format.
- FeedBase turns RSS into newsgroups.
- 32 Bit Project. Lots of good positive tech resources that tries to keep the tech bros out.
- File converter. Converts many media file type to other media formats.
- SpaceHey A social network similar to MySpace.
- SoundPrint lets you rate places based on noise level and quietness.
- Fedi Garden.
- Postmarks social bookmarking.
Small search engines.
The below search engines focus on the IndieWeb and the Small web.
- Search my Site is a search engine that crawls small websites.
- I Web directory has blogs and more.
- Curlie is an open database of topics.
- Marginalia favors text based websites.
- wiby.me is a small search engine that focuses on small websites
Managed Static site hosts or Blogging platforms.
If you want to host a website or blog but hate what the bigger platforms are doing to your blog and user experience, The below managed places are great! If you like using them, pay to get some of the extra features. They are worth it!
- PikaPods offers fully managed hosting for open source apps and services, some costing $1 monthly!
- Uber Space is similar to PikaPod, but is more terminal based and slightly less managed. You find and install the software, for example.
- Web Haven hosts private blogs only. These can never be accessed publicly.
- Scribbles started in 2024.
- Montaigne is a lightweight blogging platform.
- Static website hosting provides a small, infrequently updated, places that can host your static site. Some are for free.
- Good Enough’s Lab has a bunch of things that will let you host a website or a blog.
- Post Haven allows you to have a fully featured blog including blogging by email.
- AreNa is a cross between Tumblr and Wikipedia.
- OMG LOL. A place to host a website, email address, and so much more. Read OMG’s detailed help articles.
- Mataroa. I just love everything about this site. It’s everything I need in a blog without all the fluff.
- Word Mogul is another minimalist blogging platform. Register and pay for Word Mogul.
- Smol Pub is another blogging platform that also allows you to publish your blog in multiple formats, such as Gemini, without you doing anything extra.
- The Midnight Pub is a space for writers to create any kind of blog/page they want. it’s also like an underground digital city and does not have RSS feeds but still worth reading.
- Bloggi is fully managed. Offers a lot of customization options and is mostly accessible with some workarounds like OCRing buttons. Can be used.
- Blot. Turns any folder into a blog. I had fun playing with it, but I ultimately needed something else.
- ClassicPress. It’s what I use because I don’t like the direction wordpress is headed. Contact me for a managed hosting referral.
- Dreamwidth. An open source fork of LiveJournal with an accessibility community.
- Bearblog used to be here but the developer positively promoted AI so I am removing it as a preemptive measure.
- Micro.Blog. while I dislike the focus on Micro Blogging, you can make this work as a personal website. It’s not free.
- Tiiny Web Hosting. this is the simplest way I can find to start hosting a static site.
- WriteFreely. The flagship instance is Write As, which has more features, but is not free. This has some major accessibility problems though so try it only if you’re willing to work past the accessibility failures.
- Telescope is a kind of Medium alternative that has fully managed options. When I tried it, many edit fields weren’t labeled.
- BlogStatic offers fully managed blogs but BlogStatic is not free.
- Ghost is popular but is not accessible, at all, to blind bloggers.
- Neocities can be used to make a blog but it is more for building websites.
- Ichi Cities is another place that offers blogs and personal websites/journals.
- Button Down. A lightweight newsletter service that is far less bloated.