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.
Doug, Interesting, I’ve started using brid.gy via the ‘Syndication Links’ plugin to post to Mastodon. I wonder if it handles replies. This should help me find out.
I’ve just changed the front page of my blog.
For the last few years most of the posts I write have not made it onto the front page, ending up in the status page instead. Now everything is going to the home page.
At the end of 2014 I started experimenting with some IndieWeb technology on my blog. In 2017 I started using the beta version of micro.blog, this meant I was posting on a wider variety of topics with lots of short status type posts.
I decided to keep these off the home page, reserving that for posts categorised as wwwd posts that were longer and about ‘Teaching, ict, and suchlike’. I added a status link to my menus along with a photos page. Now I’ve move back to everything on the home page.
As time went on my blogging has branched out to include recording the books I’ve read and films I’ve watched and other things. Some, not all yet, of my tweets and some of my replies to other blogs are now posted on this blog and auto post to twitter and the blog I am commenting on. I manually post the same photos to instagram as I do here and Bridgy brings back my comments to the blog.
I am not exactly breaking new indieweb ground her or even pushing very hard, but I am enjoying expanding my blogging, pulling in content posted elsewhere is the past and bringing my digital life a little closer together. I’ve changed the Status menu to Articles in case anyone is only interested in longer, likely educational, posts. As I blog more I see my blog as primarily for me with some added benefits from sharing.
Featured images, my own, the Garpel Water in Ayrshire an meandering stream.
I realised I had the same itch! I think the custom google search would do the trick. But I though it might be better to have something built in to WordPress. I found Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin | Adam Balée Designs, LLC. This requires you edit a functions.php file. I’ve already got one in my child theme so added the code there. It works.
I like the way Build-A-Site is coming along. Looks very practical and easy to follow along. I especially like the nav and accordion stuff.
Sorry to miss this, hope to join in at least one while the summer holidays are here.
The IndieWeb is a thing! They've got a conference coming up and everything. The New Yorker is even writing about it
Liked: IndieWeb and Webmentions | CSS-Tricks
I guess that’s what’s so cool about all this IndieWeb stuff. Like a Progressive Web App, every step you take towards it is useful. The more people that do it, the better it gets for everyone, but it’s useful anyway.
I thought that was rather well put. Every so often, I wonder if my rather casual effort is worth it. The idea that ‘every little counts’ is welcome.
Thanks Greg, I presume the walkmaps. I have hope to build different views of these and eventually to bring them into WordPress in someway. What I like about flickr is that its API is easy for amateurs to play with. Amazing resource.
Now imagine, for a moment, an environment where a decentralized fabric of connected personal sites allows everyone to publish their own content but also enables each individual to engage in an open discussion – answering, challenging, and acknowledging the ideas of others through this universe of personal sites.
Comprehensive discussion of the ins and outs of running your own website from an IndieWeb perspective.
I’ve been dipping my toes into IndieWeb principles for the past few years I hope this is the direction the internet is going.