Recommended read: The modern web is becoming an unusable, user-hostile wasteland https://omarabid.com/the-modern-web
A good read by Terence about how the Semantic Web and using metadata (be it Schema.org, microdata or Microformats) will build a more usable and interconnected life
Recommended read: The future of the web, isn't the web https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2019/12/the-future-of-the-web-isnt-the-web/
This is a great read about the things that being in the https://indieweb.org/ (Independent Web) can empower you with, and the ownership and agency that it affords you.
I'd recommend a read of https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/07/22/why-website/ and https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/10/20/indieweb-talk/ for a bit more info, too.
Recommended read: It’s Time to Get Personal https://24ways.org/2019/its-time-to-get-personal/
Recommended read: How to Fix Social Media by Injecting A Chunk of the Blogosphere https://kottke.org/19/01/how-to-fix-social-media-by-injecting-a-chunk-of-the-blogosphere
After seeing my Spotify Wrapped playlist for the year, and some of the usage stats, I think I'm definitely going to be writing an application to get that data out for myself and my own usages
Another reason folks should be part of the IndieWeb, not only owning your data but getting better SEO!
Recommended read: Self-hosted site outranking Medium Publication https://www.indiehackers.com/product/prototypr-io/self-hosted-site-outranking-medium-publication--LuqyKHQ9gno3JFsyoXc
Recommended read: André Staltz - The Web began dying in 2014, here's how https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html
Sending Webmentions More Intelligently (2 mins read).
Updating my post-deployment tooling to only send Webmentions when they've not already been accepted (or rejected).
Validating my JSON Feed on every site build (2 mins read).
Adding in a validation in the pipeline to protect from a broken feed.
Thanks for blogging about your experiences, it's really great to see, especially because it was through me you've been interested in it!
If you get a chance, come and talk to us on the IndieWeb chat (more details on https://indieweb.org/discuss )
Ditching Event Platforms for the IndieWeb (5 mins read).
How we can replace event platforms like Meetup.com with your own IndieWeb-backed platforms.
A great writeup of what sounds like a great session!
Recommended read: #Redecentralize 2019 Session: IndieWeb Decentralized Standards and Methods https://tantek.com/2019/301/b1/redecentralize-indieweb-standards-methods
Owning My Step Count (5 mins read).
Sharing the journey of starting to own my step counts and my technical solution.
Recommended read: Why I'm supporting the IndieWeb (and you should too) - marketgoo https://www.marketgoo.com/blog/2019/04/30/why-support-indieweb/
A look at what the IndieWeb is, why you should care, and how to get started with it.
This is a great article on why we can't just let Google Chrome / Chromium take over the Web, and need to fight for other alternatives.
But as well as looking at the browsers, we need to look to the platforms too. If everyone ie uses Twitter, then Twitter are less likely to make changes because no one has an alternative. Whereas when we have multiple viable options, folks can jump around and use better platforms if they exist.
The IndieWeb is looking to do this - check out https://indieweb.org/why for a bit more info
Recommended read: The Web Can't Survive a Monoculture http://mikepennisi.com/blog/2019/the-web-cant-survive-a-monoculture/
IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019 (19 mins read).
Recapping my time at IndieWebCamp Amsterdam, my first 'official' IndieWeb event, and meeting some of the big names in the community.
Proposing a Microformats2 Markup for Licensing Information (7 mins read).
Some recommendations for how to mark up licensing information with Microformats, for making license information machine-discoverable and machine-readable.
I think at https://www.jvt.me/events/homebrew-website-club-nottingham/2019/09/18/ tonight I'm going to write a how-to for setting up your first h-card, similar to https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/08/21/rsvp-from-your-website/
Adding RSVP Support for Indie Events (1 mins read).
Adding RSVP support to my Micropub endpoint for Indie events.
The journey to getting Webmentions sending automatically from my static website, www.jvt.me.
I want to say a big thanks for everyone who came to https://phpminds.org this evening to hear my talk about the IndieWeb!
I hope you all got something out of the talk and it's encouraged you to look into it a bit more - come along to https://www.jvt.me/events/homebrew-website-club-nottingham/ for more IndieWeb + personal website building.
I'm looking forward to getting a blog post out, covering it, but that may have to wait until I give the talk at https://oggcamp.org in October.
Recommended read: Medium is only an edge server of your POSSE CDN, your own blog is the origin https://nicolas-hoizey.com/2017/11/medium-is-only-an-edge-server-of-your-posse-cdn-your-own-blog-is-the-origin.html
kind hint to my Indie post types to make it easier to look through each content kind.
Announcing the creation of my Micropub server, to allow publishing content away from my laptop/desktop.
How to RSVP to an Indie Event from your Website (4 mins read).
How to use your personal website in conjunction with Microformats and Webmention to be able to RSVP to Indie events.
Restructuring The Way That My Site's Content Types Work (5 mins read).
How I've restructured my content to map more closely to Microformats for any Indie content types.
Creating an iCalendar feed for my RSVPs (2 mins read).
How and why I've created a public calendar for the RSVPs I send from this site.
This should be a really interesting listen about getting started with the IndieWeb with David, I'd recommend it.
But in an even cooler turn of events, it was very cool to see that my article Why I Have a Website and You Should Too ( https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/07/22/why-website/ ) discussed at roughly 39:00.
Recommended read: WPWeekly Episode 361 – Introduction to the IndieWeb With David Shanske https://wptavern.com/wpweekly-episode-361-introduction-to-the-indieweb-with-david-shanske
Why I Have a Website and You Should Too (12 mins read).
A persuasive look at the many reasons why you should have your own website, and some of the benefits it will bring you.
What a great writeup of some of the happenings at IndieWeb Summit! This looked like an awesome event, and although I was unable to make it in person this year, I'm definitely planning on it next year.
There were some great sessions that I'm still catching up on, and will be interested to see what folks produce off the back of their conversations there.
Recommended read: IndieWeb Summit 2019, day 1 - fluffy https://beesbuzz.biz/blog/3785-IndieWeb-Summit-2019-day-1