Listened Microcast #081 – Anarchy, Federation, and the IndieWeb from Doug Belshaw's Thought Shrapnel
This week’s microcast answers a question from John Johnston about federation and the IndieWeb.

This is a really interesting listen, Doug takes a philosophical view of the IndieWeb and compares it to federation. I’m going to listen through again before I posts some thoughts.

It was of note I discovered the podcast via a webmention on the post where I asked the question.

Greg McVerry responded in kind Politics of Plumbing: IndieWeb and Federation and Arron’s response to that make interesting listening and reading too.

Doug’s time in answering my question is very much appreciated.

Replied to Searching for my #IndieWeb WordPress Exit Plan by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (
It maybe some time before I start th move from WordPress. This is about developing the exit plan. Not jumping from the plane while I try to put on the chute.

Hi Greg,

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.