Jan-Lukas Else

Thoughts of an IT expert

Tags: IndieWeb


Published on in 💬 Micro

Nice to see that there is such a variety of MicroPub clients, next to Quill, Micropublish and the mobile app Indigenous, there’s also sparkles. But on the desktop, I mostly just use GoBlog’s editor nowadays. It has live sync and and a live preview, which is sometimes very helpful. But flexibility is the key, use what fits you and the situation the best.

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“Bloggers, Dump Your Twitter Card Tags”

Published on in 🔗 Links

It’s crazy to think how much bandwidth is being used by metadata tags. Every company wants to invent it’s own new system. Wouter Groeneveld gives a brief overview and recommends getting rid of them (for the most part). I agree with him completely. The only one of these systems that my blog supports is Microformats, which is quite popular among the IndieWeb community.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I’ve realized that trying to strictly follow what is on the IndieWeb wiki won’t work well for me. Thus, I have to invent and change some things to make it work better.

The IndieWeb Wiki is a good source of inspiration one could use, but I don’t see it as a guideline you need to closely follow. A lot of IndieWeb sites are too much like social media for my taste. Why replicate social media on your site when you have the freedom to make it better? I was never a fan of “post types”, too many restrictions and sometimes hard to choose between them. (Also, should this post be a like, reply or bookmark? 🤔😅)

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Why blog at all? (and indieblog.page)

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

What a coincidence: I was just thinking about why I blog at all, when I saw a post from Andreas Gohr in my feed reader with the announcement of indieblog.page. Cool site to discover blogs!

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What the Facebook outage shows

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

It’s remarkable that when Facebook is offline for a few hours, panic seems to break out everywhere.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

Now that I have the option to publish posts without them showing up in the feed for everyone, I can finally use my blog to comment on other IndieWeb sites and send webmentions without annoying my followers. Now my blog is really a complete Twitter replacement for me.

One post I commented on, for instance, is Barry Frost’s article about his new IndieWeb CMS. A different approach than mine.

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“An IndieWeb Recipe”

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Mrs D wrote a fantastic poem about the IndieWeb:

A static site maker, for a place to begin.
A layout with markup (or just add it in!).
Host it on GitHub in public, for free
or fill up a bucket for a small monthly fee.
Webmention.io to make replies go,
Bridgy to POSSE to your old silo.
Mix with community for sugar and spice,
and enjoy owning your web paradise!

And there’s a nice article about the IndieWeb as well!

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A decentralized social network based on WordPress

Published on in 🔗 Links

I got a webmention from Alexander Kirk, mentioning one of my recent posts.

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A solution for social media?

Published on in ✍️ Posts

Sometimes I find it quite interesting to read through articles that I wrote three or four years ago, back then still on the platform Medium. Some time ago I deleted them on Medium and published them on my blog in a “Medium Archive”.

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