I’ve been drifting in the same direction for years, but for my own reasons, and for five years now I’ve been all-indie, posting my content nowhere but on my site. I plan to stay this way, and I wish you all the luck in this endeavour, too.

BTW, once you get webmention sending sorted out, you can have Brid.gy automatically syndicate your posts to Twitter (and the replies back to you as webmentions), too.