Creating a 'Firehose' Feed (2 mins read).
Splitting out my content feeds, so it's (hopefully) more applicable and less noisy for consumers.
Platform-Aware @-mentioning People on my Blog (2 mins read).
More easily mentioning others on my posts, and improving my interactions with Twitter syndication.
#HomebrewWebsiteClub Nottingham is on Zoom tonight, courtesy of the wonderful #IndieWeb organisers - you can find all the events details on https://events.indieweb.org/2020/03/online-homebrew-website-club-nottingham-anniversary-edition--Rcujt5SykHv1
It's about time to demo my personal website at #IndieWebCamp London - I've got some pre-written notes about what I want to talk about on https://etherpad.indieweb.org/IWC_London_Site_demos although some of you who know me will know I can talk for ages about my site and the #IndieWeb!
I've got this set up on my own site against https://www.jvt.me/img/profile.png and it's really great. No more finding that image you want to use - it's just there. It's available automagically via my Microformats2 h-card, so it can be machine discoverable, too. But I agree with Terence, it'd be awesome to have some standardised way to pull it from all my services, though.
Recommended read: One Avatar To Rule Them All https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/03/one-avatar-to-rule-them-all/
jvt.me at the end of your tweets? (1 mins read).
Answering why there are links to
jvt.me at the end of all my tweets.
Noting Google's continued support for Microformats as a metadata format.
Announcing Micropub-Media-Endpoint-Proxy (2 mins read).
Announcing a web-based solution for uploading files to your Micropub media endpoint.
It may not be ready by the #IndieWeb newsletter tomorrow, but I'm hoping my web-based Micropub media endpoint upload client will be live this weekend - exactly what would fit for https://jlelse.blog/micro/2020/01/2020-01-01-frviz/
If you like it you should put a URL on it
Scott Hanselman (@shanselman)Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:37 +0000
Announcing Meetup.com Support for Bridgy Publish (2 mins read).
Announcing the ability to RSVP to Meetup.com events from your website, using Bridgy.
In this 9 minute podcast, Craig Burgess speaks about how he wished he'd got started on his #PersonalWebsite and doing more #blogging early on in his career. Craig also speaks about the #IndieWeb and why everyone should get involved.
Recommended read: The one thing I wish I'd done when I first started my design career https://getdoingthings.com/podcast/getdoingthings/the-one-thing
I interact a lot with Twitter from my website, and as such the interactions you see are i.e. "Like of @indiewebcamp's tweet" which isn't super helpful. So I've just added the ability to mark up my interactions with some context of what the post was so it's eaiser to see without navigating there.
This is using the awesome https://granary.io/ and will hopefully make reading Twitter interactions through my site much nicer!
For anyone at #NaConf looking to learn more about owning your data and the #IndieWeb, I recently did a talk about it, with a transcript available at https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/10/20/indieweb-talk/ which will hopefully shed more light!
As shared in a separate comment in the thread, there's the Microformats2 specification (see https://microformats.io) which reduces duplication seen with some of the other Semantic Web formats.
You can see an example of a parsing result at http://php.microformats.io/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jvt.me%2Fmf2%2F2020%2F01%2F2mylg%2F which produces a standardised structure for the resulting JSON, which makes interconnectivity much simpler.
Us folks in the IndieWeb (https://indieweb.org) have been using it for some time with great benefit, but it's always great to hear others reactions too!
Recommended read: IndieWeb Guides: Clear, simple guides to taking greater control of your data on the Web https://indiewebguides.org/
Tbh I'm still using Twitter, just replying from my own site where possible (to own the data) and even when not, I'm using other #IndieWeb tools so none of it is mine per se, but at least all FOSS. And definitely better ownership. I'm looking to soon import all my old tweets to my site, as well as my #Spotify data which I received today for the last decade (via https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/12/29/spotify-wrapped-data-request/)
Very much looking forward to tonight's #TechNott, not least because it'll be the first meetup I'm owning every interaction first from my website in #IndieWeb fashion, as well as converting hashtags to tags on the posts themselves!
Converting Webmentions to Push Notifications (2 mins read).
Automagically sending push notifications to my mobile phone when I receive a Webmention.
2018 in Review (25 mins read).
Looking back at 2018 as a whole - both the positives and negatives, and looking forward to 2019.
Recommended read: A brief year in review of my website, domain, online identity, commonplace book, journal, diary, etc. https://boffosocko.com/2019/12/31/a-brief-year-in-review-of-my-website-domain-online-identity-commonplace-book-journal-diary-etc/
Recommended read: Joining the Indieweb, the web that's been here all along https://vil.lv/posts/2020/01/indieweb.html
Recommended read: Let us make 2020 a year of empowerment and decentralization https://nilsnh.no/2019/12/25/let-us-make-2020-a-year-of-empowerment-and-decentralization/
Setting up a Staging Server for my Micropub Endpoint (4 mins read).
Setting up a Micropub server that I can use to test changes before it publishes content to this site.