Not exactly sure what Colin Devroe means when he says he's "just going to publish her on my blog". I guess that means he's not interested in people, like me, publishing our comments on our blogs. Of course there's no compulsion to POSSE to be part of the #indieweb, and if you don't want to, you shouldn't. But I hope he'll still accept webmentions.
I've followed Tim Bray via RSS for what seems like forever. And I'm glad he's committed to keep going. I wonder, though, whether he'll see this comment of mine. If not, he needs to embrace at least a part of #indieweb just a little more.
In among the firehose of suggestions to someone wanting to know "why #indieweb" was this gem from Matthew Butterick, who sets out, at great but appropriate length, precisely what is wrong with Medium.
I've used his advice on Practical Typography before, on one of my sites; seeing it again, I think I need to spend some time making some more deliberate choices on the site I am currently gussying up.
@LukasRosenstock Absolutely. Make it easy to host an indieweb capable domain and business can only grow.
Achievement unlocked (thanks to huge help from the #indieweb community) -- now receiving webmentions at Eat This Podcast. But lots still to be done.
More great advocacy for the #indieweb from @chrisaldrich.
One of the things I have a hard time wrapping my head around is the different ways in which people use different silos. Some, obviously, are different. Like super short-form Twitter. But for the others? Is it just that they want to be where all their contacts are, or is there more to it than that? Heck, I can scarcely decide whether to put things on 10C or pNut or both, so I often don't bother.
On the mothership, could @timharford be the Undercover #Indieweb ber? https:/
Not going to listen to the podcast; life is way too short for that. But a couple of #indieweb quotes from My WordPress:
“We’re trying to revitalize the independent web,” Matt Mullenweg said. He’s 33 now. “It’s not like these big sites are going anywhere. They’re fantastic. I use all of them, but you want balance. You need your own site that belongs to you… like your own home on the Internet.”
So, how about total indiewebness in the basic WordPress core and default theme?
“Other sites provide space,” he said. “They provide distribution in exchange for owning all of your stuff. You can’t leave Facebook or Twitter and take all of your followers with you.”
That’s why he recommends having your own website. It’s yours. Not Facebook’s. Not Business Insider’s or Huffington Post’s. It’s yours.
But no mention of which comes first? Does it even matter?