I started to write the odd weekly recap of my view of micro.blog and it misfired in a very confusing, to me, way. The post went through to the micro.blog app as a titled post. I had kept the character count down to under 280. The post was a status post. It should have appeared in all of its glory on micro.blog.
I looked at it for a while and then headed over to the micro.blog slack community to bother @manton. Only after that I looked again and thought it through.
My script that removes titles in RSS from my status posts if the post <280 chars didn’t account for emoji being counted as multiple chars. It wasn’t till I’d posted to slack that I figured this out.
I’ve figure out how to work round this, replacing emoji with one character using a slight change to this function from @mdhughes. I’ll probably have to wait until next week to post another recap and see if it really will work.
I’ve updated this gist: functions that have do with micro.blog and microblogging that live in my child theme’s functions.php
It is getting time for a rethink of how the tubes are connected here, I need to simplify a little I think.
an informal outlet, blogs allow you to experiment with different writing styles and voices, enabling you to find a tone that is right for you.
Lorna Campbell, @LornaMCampbell
What is academic blogging and how can you use it to build your professional profile?.
There are many other good reasons that would apply inside and outside academia in this post/presentation.
Lorna is drinking her own blogwater with @cogdog‘s WordPress presentation splot too.
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.
Event #51: “Build a Community with WordPress and Social Media”, by Luna Carmona
Luna started by giving Mark Z of FB as a good model for communication. Someone to be trusted! I guess this indicated I was not the target audience;-)
I did enjoy the talk. Luna covered the way she had used social media to support building a community around Achieve More Scotland. This is a small but valuable organisation. In a couple of years they have greatly increased online engagement.
- try multiple channels don’t be scared of dropping the ones that have little engagement.
- Meet community where it exists using the channels folk already use.
- Twitter in the morning, Instagram in the middle of the day and Facebook in the evening.
- Try for community rather than followers.
- Respond quickly.
There are lessons for online educational communities here.
There wasn’t much specific WordPress information I wonder if some IndieWeb tech could help?
“Hey #PressEd people. We're aiming to make the next PressEd twitter conferenxe as equitable as possible. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions. RTs gratefully appreciated”
I enjoyed PressED, #pressedconf18, last time, looking forward to seeing the rerun with extra equitably.
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.
After going to @wp_glasgow‘s #WordPress #ContributorDay I’ve submitted my first Gutenberg issue insertion point vanishes pressing return in title field on iPad · Issue #9715
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Step into the community and join the #Accessibility, #Core - #DataPrivacy & #Gutenberg, #Support, #ThemeReview, #Polyglots and #Marketing teams for a fun day!
Going to pop along to the morning sessions.