A Day in the Life: Friday 14t October 15:20 Banton. Leaving school sharp at the end of term. Autumn well under way. I wonder if the leaves will still be on this cherry after a week’s break.
Well it looks like the save as draft in micro.blog works for WordPress blogs too. The get posted as drafts. I like that. I often write drafts that never get published. Writing some posts is cathartic but they do not need to be read.
@everythingabili See Micro.blog, likes are private, no follower counts, RT not available: What’s the difference between Micro.blog and Twitter? – Micro.blog Help.
Home Page Changes
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.
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.
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!
No out much this week, still lovely stuff:
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"