Haha, sorry for the in-line links! I was thinking of tag-reply posts from the receiving side, as a way of letting others suggest tags for your posts. Readers of your comics post tag-replies on their site, your site would receive them as webmentions and you could add them to the comic post or not.

It’s all IndieWeb building blocks, but it’s a lot of plumbing on your side (accepting webmention data into your tags, moderating) and theirs (making a post on their own site with markup, sending webmentions).

Homebrew Website Club SF!

When: Where: Mozilla San Francisco Host: Tantek Çelik

17:30: Optional writing hour and quiet socializing
18:30: IndieWeb demos and hack night!

Homebrew Website Club retro 1980s-style logo

Topics for this week:

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web!

Any questions? Ask in #indieweb Slack or IRC

More information: IndieWeb Wiki Event Page

RSVP: post an indie RSVP on your own site!

IndiewebCamp Austin Thoughts

Day 1 Pic As expected, the day one schedule for IndiewebCamp Austin included a variety of cool sessions like p2p websites with Dat with Beaker Browser which allows you to easily create and share content without having to worry about server-side hosting and for those who like to worry about server-side hosting, there was Web Hosting and Migration.

On project day, I investigated two hosting providers for wordpress for the purpose of integrating with an indieweb reader. It was great that Aaron Parecki and David Shanske were around to help. As a Jekyll user, I don’t really have any skin in the game as far as needing a wordpress solution but it was a good learning exercise and I hope to document something soon.

It was also great seeing people experimenting with totally different platforms I’ve never heard of rather than the well-known ones.

Thanks Manton for organizing another IndiewebCamp!

Adding Check-Ins and Locations

Kilroy black edited

Social geolocation services over the years have been very useful for me. The value is in triggering serendipitous meetings: being in a city outside my normal patterns at the same time someone in (or peripheral to) my network is in the city too, outside their normal patterns. It happened infrequently, about once a year, but frequently enough to be useful and keep checking in. I was a heavy user of Plazes and Dopplr, both long since disappeared. As with other social platforms I and my data quickly became the marketable product, instead of the customer. So ultimately I stopped using Foursquare/Swarm much, only occasionally for international travel, and completely in 2016. Yet I still long for that serendipitous effect, so I am looking to make my location and/or travel plans available, for selected readers, through this site.

There are basically three ways in which I could do that.
1) The POSSE way. I post my location or travel plan on this blog, and it gets shared to platforms like Foursquare, and through RSS. I would need to be able to show these postings only to my followers/ readers, and have a password protected RSS feed and subscription workflow.
2) The PESOS way. I use an existing platform to create my check-ins, like Foursquare, and share that back to my blog. Where it is only accessible for followers/readers, and has a password protected rss feed.
3) The ‘just my’ way. I use only my blog to create check-ins and share them selectively with followers and readers, and have a password protected rss feed for it.

Option 3 is the one that provides the most control over my data, but likely limits the way in which I can allow others to follow me, and needs a flexible on-the-go way to add check-ins through mobile.
Option 2 is the one that comes with easy mobile apps, allows followers to use their own platform apps to do so, as well as through my site.
Option 1 is the one that is in between those two. It has the problems of option 3, but still allows others to use their own platforms like in option 2.

I decided to try and do both Option 2, and Option 3. If I can find a way to make Option 3 work well, getting to Option 1 is an extension of it.
Option 2 at first glance was the easiest to create. This because Aaron Parecki already created ‘Own Your Swarm‘ (OYS) which is a bridge between my existing Foursquare/Swarm account and Micropub, an open protocol for which my site has an endpoint. It means I can let OYS talk both to my Swarm account and my site, so that it posts something to this blog every time I check-in in Swarm on my mobile. OYS not just posts the check-ins but also keeps an eye on my Swarm check-ins, so that when there are comments or likes, they too get reflected to my blog.

My blog uses the Posts Kinds plugin, that has a posting type for check-ins, so they get their own presentation in the blog. OYS allows me to automatically tag what it posts, which gets matched to the existing categories and tags in my blog.

I from now on use a separate category for location related postings, called plazes. Plazes was the original geolocation app I started using in 2004, when co-founder Felix Petersen showed it to me on the very first BlogWalk I co-organised in the Netherlands. Plazes also was the first app to quickly show me the value of creating serendipitous meetings. So as an expression of geo-serendipic (serendipity-epic?) nostalgia, I named the postings category after it.

Core Int on IndieWebCamp and business

We just published episode 362 of Core Intuition. From the show notes:

Manton and Daniel talk about how IndieWebCamp Austin went, and reflect on the virtues of the diverse “open web” community. They react to a debate between Jeff Atwood & David Heinemeier Hansson about their purportedly different approaches to business. Finally, they talk about Daniel’s increasingly glum feelings about his business, Daniel makes some self-assessment of shortcomings, and the two of them talk about making small, productive tweaks to increase revenues.

You can subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or Castro. Thanks for listening!

It always feels good to catch up with #indieweb. I don't know why. Probably because I'm 100% sure the people I'm subscribed to are real.

Twitter will never understand this. Everyone may be a bot. Including your friends...

#indieweb #None://fireburn.ru/tags/indieweb
@rosemaryorchard enjoying the latest episode of Automators with @siracusa! I was thinking that you should do an episode on Hammerspoon - http://www.hammerspoon.org - which I utterly adore. I’ve even created a Micropub integration for Hammerspoon - https://github.com/cleverdevil/Micropub.spoon

Hey folx, if you are interested in working on your personal website or getting one set up for the first time, you should join us for IndieWebCamp Online, March 8–10! It's free and a great community that I'm proud to be part of: https://indieweb.org/2019/Online

Friday March 1st, 2019 18.52

I'm going!

Another IndieWeb meetup at The Bean! The web is the social web, so come work on your personal website project with us!

Happy March!

It’s an arbitrary boundary, yet I’m relieved February is over. That month was meh overall. January too.

Yes there were a few bright spots** (#NPSF sunrises, #jazziversary, #PublicDomainDay, 30k PR (green trail runs in general), #IndieWebCamp Austin)

Can we (re)start 2019 in March, like years used to?


“Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.” (citations would be nice)

#2019 #Gregorian #March #LEGO #month #calendar #startagain #newnewyear #nofilter

**bright spots:
* tantek.com/2019/027/t3/three-npsf-sunrises-sunday-sunset
* tantek.com/2019/025/t2/grand-public-domain-community-microformats-indieweb
* tantek.com/2019/043/t1/sfrc-clouds-hills-muddy-trails
* tantek.com/2019/048/t1/finshed-chabot-redtailridge-30k-pr
* tantek.com/2019/050/t3/corona-heights-green
* https://indieweb.org/2019/Austin
#jazziversary #PublicDomainDay #IndieWebCamp #2019 #Gregorian #March #LEGO #month #calendar #startagain #newnewyear #nofilter

Testing Webmention Issues

This is a second test, to figure out a potential Webmention issue.

Sending a regular webmention to Frank’s posting on testing webmentions.

Sending an in-reply-to webmention to Frank’s posting on rebuilding webmentions.

If this doesn’t work well, I will do another test where my posting has a title and slug. I seem to remember that postings without title have caused issues with mentions before.

This is a test, to figure out a potential Webmention issue.

Sending a regular webmention to Frank’s posting on testing webmentions.

Sending an in-reply-to webmention to Frank’s posting on rebuilding webmentions.

If this doesn’t work well, I will do another test where my posting has a title and slug. I seem to remember that postings without title have caused issues with mentions before.

Replied to Een nieuwe start by Frank Meeuwsen on Digging the Digital
..ik wilde al langer overstappen van Jekyll naar WordPress. Niet omdat Jekyll nu zo verschrikkelijk is, maar omdat ik merkte dat ik tegen iets teveel hobbels liep in Jekyll. Hobbels die vaak in WordPress al wel goed zijn genomen. ...

Goed te horen dat je naar WP bent overgestapt Frank! Dat maakt dat we met de hobbels die we tegenkomen wat meer samen kunnen optrekken, want ik gebruik ook WP.

Over die webmentions: in plaats van importeren in de WP database, kun je ze toch ook allemaal opnieuw sturen naar jezelf? Je hebt zeg je de database van webmentions die je op je Jekyll blog hebt ontvangen. Wat je daarvan nodig hebt is de webmention source (url van de bron van de link) en de webmention target (url van jouw posting die genoemd wordt) Die kun je ‘voeren’ aan je eigen webmention endpoint, precies zoals het formulier dat onder iedere WP posting van je staat voor het handmatig indienen van een webmention doet (waarbij de target al is vastgesteld). Het is immers niet zo dat alleen de site die jou noemt een webmention daarvan kan sturen. Iedereen kan dat naar jouw endpoint, en dus ook jij zelf. Dat is het mooie van webmentions. Webmention is je importer. Ik gebruik het wel om webmentions toe te voegen van sites die dat zelf niet versturen. Jouw WP ziet ze dan als nieuwe mentions binnenkomen en plaatst het in de eigen database, en verwerkt ze verder t.a.v. opmaak. Et voila, geïmporteerd.

Automatically save to Internet Archive

There was a session at IndieWebCamp Austin about broken links and archiving web sites. As part of the discussion, Tantek mentioned how he saves all his blog posts and tweets to the Internet Archive as part of his posting workflow. I’ve just added a setting like that to Micro.blog under Posts → Design:

Checkbox screenshot

This is off by default for now, but if you enable it, any new posts will be saved to the Internet Archive automatically. It waits about 5 minutes before saving them just in case you have any last-minute edits.

I still want to do more with archiving. As amazing as the Internet Archive is, I don’t think we should count on it to have a complete archive of the web. But this is a simple feature you can enable in your blog if it’s hosted on Micro.blog, and we can expand it based on feedback. (For example, maybe archiving pages you link to as well.)

Write on your own website | Brad Frost

Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association. Writing for another publication you get a little circular avatar at the beginning of the post and a brief bio at the end of the post, and that’s about it. People will remember the publication, but probably not your name.

#writing #sharing #identity #indieweb #personal #publishing #medium #blogs #blogging
Thanks for the warm welcome @btconf!

Longtime fan, looking forward to contributing & sharing the stage with so many great folks (like @sonniesedge 👋)!

Also excited for #IndieWebCamp May 11-12 beforehand — sign-up now!

RSVP: https://btco.nf/DUS2019indiewebcamp

I added a help page with an introduction to IndieAuth for Micro.blog developers. This is best for web apps and desktop apps where the user is often already signed in.

@benwerd Two thoughts: 1. Micro dot blog is a great, IndieWeb-friendly platform that is accessible to consumers. Not fully there yet, but a good model. 2. I like the idea of something like serverpilot.io, which separates the underlying infrastructure from the management.

50 episodes of Micro Monday

This week Jean published the 50th episode of Micro Monday! There are even more episodes than that if you count the bonus episodes. As she said on the show, it’s amazing what can happen when you’re consistent about recording every week.

The latest episode features Jonathan LaCour:

You know him best as @cleverdevil, the creator of utilities that enhance your microblog such as microgram (an Instagram-like photo grid page), and micromemories (a Facebook-like “On This Day” feature). We talk about the Indieweb and ditching Facebook with ditchbook. We even mention dogs and karaoke.

Thanks to all the guests over the last year, and to everyone who has listened. I’ve loved hearing the stories — putting voices to some of the profile photos in my timeline, and getting inspired each week to keep improving Micro.blog.