Micropublish: IndieAuth updates and supported properties feature

#micropublish #indieauth #indieweb

Week Notes 20#50

Make it Personal | CSS-Tricks

On your personal website, you own your work. You decide what and when to publish. You decide when to delete things. You are in control. Your work, your rules, your freedom.

#personal #publishing #indieweb #independent #sharing
🔖 Bookmarked Personal Data Warehouses: Reclaiming Your Data https://simonwillison.net/2020/Nov/14/personal-data-warehouses/
#indieweb #ownyourdata #datasette #dogsheep

Grow the IndieWeb with Webmentions | Amber Wilson

Amber describes how she implemented webmentions on her (static) site. More important, she describes why!

#webmentions #indieweb #personal #independent #publishing #eleventy #ssg #static #sharing #community

Creating a Personal IndieAuth Server

Announcing the release of my personal IndieAuth server, and what I've spent my time on.
#www.jvt.me #indieauth.jvt.me #indieauth

Week Notes 20#49

Garden of Remembrance

IndieAuth Spec Updates 2020

This year, the IndieWeb community has been making progress on iterating and evolving the IndieAuth protocol. IndieAuth is an extension of OAuth 2.0 that enables it to work with personal websites and in a decentralized environment.
#indieauth #indieweb #oauth

My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?

My favorite aspect of websites is their duality: they’re both subject and object at once. In other words, a website creator becomes both author and architect simultaneously. There are endless possibilities as to what a website could be. What kind of room is a website? Or is a website more like a house? A boat? A cloud? A garden? A puddle? Whatever it is, there’s potential for a self-reflexive feedback loop: when you put energy into a website, in turn the website helps form your own identity.

#indieweb #websites #personal #publishing #metaphor #creativity
Always nice to see a new webmention implementation

Reading, watching, playing, using: November 2020

# If you've been paying attention recently you'll have noticed that things have been changing. Take this recent screenshot:

It looks like four posts when it is, in fact, only one divided into sections with each one linkable. So, why do this?

I wrote in the latest muse-letter that I was 'considering taking the "blank slate" metaphor for each day even further', something that has been developing over time - the logical conclusion is for each day to become a single post along similar lines to Dave Winer's scripting.com - Winer uses his own purpose built software creating each day in an outliner.

I have now created a version of my Daily page template that takes the inline editing to the next level; the previous content filters originally designed for the digital garden are fully available and have been extended to add more functionality. If I choose to go this route I will, unlike before, be literally editing a blank page.

A couple of challenges presented themselves:

  • how to create sections and make them linkable
  • how to retain the ability to post webmention 'likes'

Both have been solved by adding additional content filters. To send a 'Like' I just need to enclose a link in double bracket delimiters '(())' - the filter simply replaces them with the relevant code.

Creating linkable sections needed a slightly different approach and I was initially unsure as to what markup to use but settled on adding two @ symbols. Why? Because two @s together are not used anywhere else in common parlance, at least as far as I can see. Markdown has a monopoly on a number of characters (#*->) and I've already used [, {, ( and ~ (I have two tildes as delimiters for strikethrough) so needed another option.

The filter counts the instances of double @s and then replaces each one with sequential links so that each section can be referenced separately.

I've already set the daily RSS feed as the default so that isn't an issue, the only thing it means is that there will not be the ability for comments on individual sections unless I can find a way round that.

Now I just need to think about when to make the switch.

Week Notes 20#48

Thinking about avoiding the big book selling platforms, indie bookstores and indie authors, I suddenly find myself spending time thinking about launching both a publishing company and an online book store, aimed only at the things E and I ourselves like reading / want to read. It seems surprisingly easy to do, and to connect it to the Dutch logistical nexus of the entire book industry (called the ‘central book house’). In recent years they’ve retooled to cater to tiny publishers and sellers, including printing on demand and order fulfillment for the Netherlands and Belgium.


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Well, tonight at #HomebrewWebsiteClub Nottingham I managed to get my staging site using my new #indieauth server, and aside from a couple of hiccups, it works 🎉 now I just need to clean up a few bits and add some logging for debugging, then we're good to go 😱

#homebrew-website-club #indieauth
Replied to Adding Microformats to WordPress’s Twenty Twenty Theme by Jan BoddezJan Boddez (jan.boddez.net)
I recently moved another blog of mine back to “plain” WordPress, and in the process added microformats2 support to its Twenty Twenty child theme. Some remarks: I’ve yet to add a u-photo class to featured images, I used a bit of a trick to get post metadata to show below short-form posts rather...

Thank you Jan, I will study this in some detail, as I’m trying my inexperienced hand at creating a theme from scratch in WP. So getting some clues how to add MF2 support this way is very useful!

Just did some bookkeeping for my company. I’m pretty proud of our team this year. We’ll end up with 10% growth in 2020 despite the pandemic (and not having growth targets). Meaning we could offer a fixed contract to a colleague, and could hire one new colleague last September. That pleases me no end.


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The Organic Web - Jim Nielsen’s Weblog

Growing—that’s a word I want to employ when talking about my personal sites online. Like a garden, I’m constantly puttering around in them. Sometimes I plow and sow a whole new feature for a site. Sometimes I just pick weeds.

I like this analogy. It reminds me of the the cooking analogy that others have made.

Most of my favorite websites out there are grown—homegrown in fact. They are corners of the web where some unique human has been nurturing, curating, and growing stuff for years. Their blog posts, their links, their thoughts, their aesthetic, their markup, their style, everything about their site—and themselves—shows growth and evolution and change through the years. It’s a beautiful thing, a kind of artifact that could never be replicated or manufactured on a deadline.

This part of the web, this organic part, stands in start contrast to the industrial web where websites are made and resources extracted.

#indieweb #growing #organic #growth #nurture #maintenance #websites #personal #publishing