Two blogging connections of old have recently restarted their blogs. First, all of a sudden a feed that had been long dormant in my reader showed (1), meaning a new unread post was available. It turned out to be the return to blogging of Luis Suarez after a 3 year hiatus, who has been in my feed reader since I began working in knowledge management.

Today I came across a posting by Lee Lefever on LinkedIn where he says

I recently decided to resurrect my personal website,, which had languished for years as a static site. The site started as a blog in 2003 and I blogged there until 2007. The good old days!
This time around, I built the site on WordPress … And of course, the new site has a blog and I am dedicated to being a blogger at once again.

Lee is also a longtime blogging friend, back to the BlogWalk days (2004/2005). I followed his blog, his global travel blog with his wife Sachi, and then their company’s blog. Looking forward to reading new postings from him.

Both run their sites on WordPress. So that’s an opportunity to tell them about IndieWeb for WordPress and hopefully convince them to add functionality to their sites like Webmentions.

The last 2 years have seen a small but noticable movement back to blogging. I picked up my own blogging pace late 2017, first motivated by a desire to escape the bottomless pit of Facebook. It’s good to see the ongoing trickle of the return to blogging. And of new blogging voices emerging.

I find there’s a completely new need to explain things to new groups that we’ve thought explained and broadly known. Things like the value of having your own domain and site, but also things like unconference formats, Creative Commons licenses, and how much you can do yourself outside of the silos. Having more of the earlier voices back in the chorus to help do that, and do it in our current context, is great.

I was invited to IndieWebCamp Online 2020and I will be there :3 I hope it will be fun!


@indiewebcat jumping at a sparkly ball from above

Ah no - since getting involved in the #IndieWeb I've been trying to use my site as the owner for my content, wherever it's for, and then pushing it out to silos after

In terms of how I get the data? I publish content to my site first, then syndicate it elsewhere afterwards - which mostly happens automagically

I do this even for things like which doesn't have an API so I manually post it with a link back to the comment on my site

Hey which feed? I've got RSS/Atom, Microformats2 and JSON Feed!

All of which are generated from Hugo with custom templates

IndieWebCamp Online is this weekend. It’s all remote, so you can jump into the video chat and participate or lurk to learn about IndieWeb building blocks. And then in 2 weeks: IndieWebCamp Austin! 2-day event at Capital Factory.

Searching for an #IndieWeb thing I could implement in Go.

Maybe a rewrite of my #Micropub server? (although I didnt deploy the new async version yet)

Local First, Undo Redo, JS-Optional, Create Edit Publish

I'm at my first Homebrew Website Club in three years, and It's the San Francisco Meetup in the Mozilla office! I feel like I've made a pilgrimage to a spiritual centre of the indieweb.

All of us indie-folks are really fortunate that the indieweb is such a warm and welcoming community.

At: Homebrew Website Club

From 2020-02-05T18:30 To 2020-02-05T20:00 indieweb dev

Local First, Undo Redo, JS-Optional, Create Edit Publish UX

Consider support for Bridgy Publish to Micropub servers

@kongaloosh So good to finally meet you! Remember to RSVP to the next one too!
@brb_irl Sounds delightful. Enjoy disinterneting and see if you can RSVP when you return ^_^/
@brb_irl welcome and nice to meet you!

P.S. coming up this weekend: @IndieWebCamp Online!

IndieWeb newsletter should treat pages edited from a redirect to actual content as new pages

Reminder that the IndieWeb Meetup is tonight at Mozart’s Coffee for anyone in the Austin area. It is going to be cold. We’ll try to find a table inside, otherwise downstairs where it’s mostly enclosed. 6:30pm.

Thanks for taking a look at the changes! And thanks for the response!

While I agree that I could wrap the entries on my archive page in an h-feed, I disagree that every collection of h-entry “is a feed”.

The microformats2 spec for h-feed is still a draft and open to change. Even so, it states that h-feed is “for publishing a stream or feed”. The use cases listed there, and on specifically discuss feeds and feed readers subscribing to content.

I made the specific choice not to make the archive pages into a feed, because I don’t want to encourage folks to subscribe to something only to find that it becomes static over time.

In my thinking, an microformats2-capable crawler should be capable of handling a collection of h-entry in a page whether or not they are wrapped in an h-feed. There was some brief discussion about it today in the #indieweb-dev chat.