I've been wanting to join an indieweb meetup for a while. Managed to catch a note that an east coast meetup was happening at a time I had available in the pre-work morning, and hey - I'm on the Australian East Coast, so surely I'd be welcome.
I was welcome!
Recommend attending these if you're interested in owning your own content and not supporting Teh Evil Organisations. The write-up has lots of interesting hooks to microformatting work, and a combined browser+page-host tool, and other bits and pieces.