Replied to Easy IndieWeb Login with WP-Dimension Theme (CogDogBlog)
Those big time motivational speakers who talk about starting to learn with a problem you want to solve have never really accounted for serendipitous learning. Is everything as simple as problem -&g…

Hi Alan,
This is interesting stuff, you had me at serendipitous😉

I think the IndieWeb is worth raving about, I’ve not really figured out all the technical details, I tend to install, see if it works and forget.

Even more exciting is with the IndieAuth plugin you can log in with your own blog as opposed to relying on twitter or github.

I love to chat about some ideas around aggregated courses and the IndieWeb that are floating around my head inspired by micro.blog.

Replied to PBE: Shortcode to set post format · Issue #240 · Automattic/jetpack | Github by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
Read PBE: Shortcode to set post format · Issue #240 · Automattic/jetpack (GitHub) Add a shortcode to the PBE parser to allow author to set Post Format via e-mail. Ported from https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2055 See: 2443-wpcom Sad that this is marked as wontfix

Chris,

I was wondering if this could be done more generally. I managed to do something similar here for a category so that I could post with that category from micro.blog. Not sure if something similar could be done for post kinds I couldn’t figure it out.

Replied to 12 Tips For Maintaining Momentum With Blogging by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
Closing off the 28 day blogging challenge, Kathleen Morris provides a list of strategies for maintaining momentum. On the flip side, Aaron Hogan provides a list of blogging rules that you do not have to follow. These include the idea that blogs need to look a certain way or be perfect. 10 Blogging R...

I feel more encouraged by the second list although there are some good ones in the first one too.

The idea of rules or the need to “maintain your blogging” seem staring to me.

Blog when it is fun or of value to you else don’t, works for me.

Replied to Re Minetest by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
This sounds really promising Chris.

Hi Aaron,

My class dipped their toes in minetest recently: Christmas Challenge 1 – Minetest – Banton Biggies.

Setting up a local server was really simple. I managed to get the class having a little fun without really knowing much. These types of games are always a bit daunting for non-gamers like myself but the low entry barrier means I can tread carefully. I’d be interested to see what other schools are  doing with minetest and the similarities and differences with minecraft.

Replied to Re: Issue [#328]: Back at it by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
...I think that I would probably describe myself as a non-financial supporter?...

Aaron,

We have been here before but the phrase

non-financial supporter

clicked for me. Hopefully by being a good web citizen: bookmarking, sharing, commenting (if the author wishes replied), discussing, bug reporting, pull requesting supports folk who we value online?

Replied to Re: Something Weird is Happening on Twitter Right Now by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
Even better Bill is if we had such conversations from the comfort of our own backyard using bridgy and webmenbtions, rather than someone else’s playground?

An interesting Rabbit hole, Arron is replying to Something Weird is Happening on Twitter Right Now by Bill Ferriter who quotes this Dean Shareski tweet. The twitter thread discuses using twitter for conversation rather than promotion/retweeting/liking. 

This is the problem micro.blog set out to solve. So far I think it has done so, I’ve had some very good conversations there. There are not likes and retweets on micro.blog. These are mentioned negatively on the thread Dean sparked. Micro.blog make it as easy to post and comment as twitter.

Someone on micro.blog mentioned the other day that blogging superstars joined but didn’t stick (or words to that effect). Lack of reposts and visible likes makes the platform a bit more democratic.

The only thing I miss on micro.blog is the communities that exists on twitter. If there was a micro.blog for educators that would be very interesting.  I’ve some thoughts on how this could happen, but finding it slightly hard to make them into an intelligible post.

Replied to My Instagram Problem (bavatuesdays)
Hi, my name is bava, and I have an Instagram problem.  I never planned to get on Instagram, and I was even less inclined to enjoy it. But 616 posts and 18 months later I’m realizing I am…

Hi Jim,
I’ve been enjoying Duke’s life by proxy on instagram. It is the sort of thing that keeps me there despite the algorithmic post order, many adverts and lack of friendly API. (The best thing about flickr imo is that it has an API that can be used by mortals).

Have you seen:
https://ownyourgram.com
Which pulls your instagram into your own blog, indieweb PESOS style.

Personally I just post photos to my blog first, often via micro.blog, and then manually post them to instagram.  I use the tag #manualposse if I remember.

Replied to Mr M on Twitter (Twitter)
“@johnjohnston Loving all your pics recently.”

Thanks, Athole. they get here via my blog, http://johnjohnston.info/blog/photos/ where I am trying to post more stuff there first as oppose and then send out to social silos. exploring the #indieweb

Replied to Susan Ward on Twitter (Twitter)
“Why social media ain't all that when it comes to engaging parents and how schools can unlock its real potential https://t.co/mRBaxMi5xc @ITLWorldwide @SBCEducation1 @DigitalscotNews @DigiLearnScot @Wilson722Wilson @TESScotland @TeacherToolkit @TeamSCEL @pedagoo”

Great stuff Susan. I wonder if blogging is a better approach to sharing than twitter. Easier for pupils to be part of the process? I know twitter is seem as simpler but I worry about encouraging pupils to a service which may not haver their best interests at heart.