Alternative to social media

I'm looking for an alternative to social media. I just cannot stand social media. It is a net negative. Almost nothing worthwhile comes from it.

I'm hoping to use this as a replacement for FB, Twitter, etc.

All I want is a way to share photos with family, memes with friends, and articles about hobbies and interests.

I'm hoping I can figure out how to put up a private photo stream to share with family, a less private photo stream to share with family and friends, and a public blog to share stuff publicly.

I'll report back once I have solutions for those use cases.