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.
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:
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.
I am not sure I really grok this, but it sounds like a great idea.
If you missed it, here are slides with links and resources for my IndieWeb and WordPress presentation at WordCamp Riverside 2018. Video coming soon. Thanks to everyone who came and participated. I’m happy to answer any additional questions.
Slides Are a great overview of IndieWeb for WordPress. Looking forward to catching the video.
I wonder if the problem is part of the solution? As I slowly explore the IndieWeb ideas and tools I find that quite a few don’t do exactly what I want. So I slow down. Think. Tweak. Often delete a draft.
For example, I am starting to understand Indigenous, I’ve Micropub posts set to be drafts. I don’t like the way my theme presents these posts. I remove the auto generated excerpt, tweak the title and perhaps the quote. This helps me think the post through. It becomes a little less knee-jerk.
I’ve a long way to go. I get distracted, meander, I click and like, but I think the IndieWeb is making me a happier blogger.
I’ve had my own struggles with getting IndieWeb working here too. I’ve a fair bit I still need to sort out.
I wish I had a bit more time to play/work with this stuff, I don’t think I’d fix any problems but I might get things here working more to my liking.
I do think that WordPress is the best chance of getting the IndieWeb working for the rest of us. The other approaches seem to technically daunting for me.
On getting webmentions to work I found the WP Crontrol plugin useful. It lets you see the webmentions queueing up and you can run them manually. That might be worth a punt.
Anyway, good luck and I’ll be very interested to see what you come up with.
I’d like to try. Are there details about remote participation?
I have been tweaking my website a lot this week and wanted to write a few notes about my IndieWeb progress.
In my early days, I tried to just implement a ton of stuff. Then I had to tweak a bunch of things to get what I wanted. I can be too rigid sometimes, and I think some of m...
I’ve been meaning to try something like this.