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I don’t show webmention content at all. 😅 Instead I just show a link to the “interaction”. That removes a lot of complexity with parsing, storing etc. but probably isn’t as intuitive: it requires opening the “interactions” section below the post and visiting the link.
I’m always amazed when I do my usual web surfing and suddenly discover a link to my own blog, website or one of my projects from sites I never visited or heard of before. 😄
After getting inspired by Kevin C. Coram, the blog is now generated by Hugo on a private Drone CI instance. Using a custom Docker image with Hugo, the site gets generated and the output is then uploaded to the server using rsync. Because this approach is much cleaner than my previous one, I could now also setup things like a preview page and I can update Hugo versions for my sites independently.
I agree, it’s definitely harder to contact people without Twitter. However, in the last year I didn’t need to contact anyone (people as well as businesses) who had just an account on Twitter.
And I think redacted information on WHOIS isn’t a problem, because at least in Germany (where I live) an “Impressum” (with a way to contact the website owner) is required by law.
Because I like reading what things other people are using (sometimes I find interesting stuff that way) and inspired by uses.tech, I started creating a /uses page on my website. There are so many things I could write down there, but I started with hardware, domain registrars and selfhosted services. Next, I will start adding all the softwares I use (browsers, editors, IDEs, …).
This is a chicken-and-egg problem. Until enough websites are using Indieweb standards to publish content, it will remain a niche.
This makes the Indieweb necessarily a fairly tech-centric space. However, I don’t believe that this makes it less valuable. The Indieweb is a new technology, though it happens to be built on top of some very old ones. New technologies are always inhabited by tech types at the beginning.
I think it’s not a problem for non-IndieWeb users to read IndieWeb pages though. Most often they won’t even notice it’s an IndieWeb site, when they come there by accident (e.g. a search or link from somewhere else).
The first things I did this year was to create a media endpoint for my Micropub server. It works by uploading files to BunnyCDN via their storage API (great service and easy API!). However, now that I have this endpoint, I would also like to use it. It seems that there is a lack of clients that support uploading media to the media endpoint and then returning me the correct URL. I can use Indigenous to upload photos from my phone, but it seems like other file formats aren’t supported. How am I supposed to create posts with audio or other files? Also Micropublish (the client I usually use on PCs) doesn’t seem to support media at all.
Can someone please give me a tip, which client I should use or do I need to develop my own? Thanks!
Please also remind: My operating system are Linux, Windows and Android. Clients for macOS or iOS are pretty useless to me.
Update: Kristof De Jaeger replied to this post and promised some new features for Indigenous on Android. Thanks a lot! I’m still in search for a desktop solution though. I thought a bit about it and will probably create a basic web interface that allows me to upload any file until there’s better support in other Micropub clients.
Happy New Year! 🎆🎉🥂