Garpel Water

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.

Liked Reply to Khürt on micro.blog by Nitin Khanna

Khürt, I absolutely get a lot of value from my micro.blog account. First of, this is a great community of bloggers, coders, amateur photographers and even one harpist. I’ve found this to be a great continuation of the community I found in app.net, which subsequently splintered into a few groups. …

micro.blog is an interesting experiment in blog comments.

One of the things about micro.blog I continue to like is it makes me think about blogging in many diverse ways.

Reposted Jean MacDonald on Twitter: "The latest episode of @microdotblog’s Micro Monday series features @johnjohnston from Glasgow. If you like hearing someone with a Scottish accent talk about blogging and the open web, this is for you! https://t.co/ARUANhRHep" (twitter.com)

I think I’ve listened to all of the Micro Monday podcasts, which are short podcasts talking to the members of the Micro.blog community. As I’ve enjoyed every episode I was honoured!

Liked Reply to More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network by Paul Jacobson by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)

Replied to More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network by Paul Jacobson (Paul Jacobson) Brad Enslen is doing some great work over at Micro.blog, spreading the word about this innovative service. He published a post titled “The Case for Moving Your Social Network to Micro.blog”

Since joining micro.blog I’ve been messing around with my blog and its RSS on and off. I had settled on removing the titles for status post RSS feed. This means short status posts (<280 characters) were passed over to micro.blog and displayed the whole content there. Longer posts are truncated and linked.

Unfortunately this meant that microblog looks quite ugly sometimes, especially when it posts a truncated indieWeb reaction that includes a quote. So I’ve changed how it works a little to only remove titles from the RSS id there are <280 characters.

This is a status post, so hopefully it will show up on Micro.Blog as a linked title.

Details in this gist: functions that have do with micro.blog and microblogging that live in my child theme’s functions.php

Before and after display of a post in micro.blog