Personal websites are created by people who want to give information on just about anything or any topic. It is platform for them to share opinions, interest in an activity or hobby or to share information about themselves and their family. Personal websites may also take form as a blog or forum.
Sometimes you can get good information from someone's personal website. There are amateur enthusiasts for just about every topic imaginable. Many are well informed and knowledgeable about their subject. These websites can sometimes bring a fresh point of view to a subject.
There are also many people out there who just want to post their opinions to the world without the appropriate knowledge to support their point of view. They are not well informed or knowledgeable about their subject.
Remember to cross check your information from a personal website with a resource that you know is reliable about a topic!!!
Take a look at these personal websites to see if you would ever use them in a research assignment.