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Jeremy Cherfas

2018-01-17

2 min read

It is always interesting to read of someone else deciding to give the IndieWeb a try. I like what Michael Singletary has to say, especially this

Most of my online friends and acquaintances will never understand or participate in the IndieWeb, and so I require a bridge between these worlds. On one side I choose what content to post and how it is stored, and it exists mainly on an island that few visit regularly. On the other side is nearly everyone I know, blissfully ignorant of my real home on the web and unable to see any content shared there without manual intervention or working plugins.

What really struck me, though, was the line in his bio: “Blogging since 2002, taking control of my content since 2018.”

I lost some of my pre–2002 posts, not through the actions of any evil silo (were there any, then?), but through my own idiocy in misplacing a crucial backup. And I never really got on board the silo first band-wagon, so in a sense I have always owned the content I care about owning. Most of my friends do consider it kind of weird that I didn’t see the photo they posted only to FB, but they’re only too happy to show them to me one on one. So yes, for now few people visit this island, and that’s OK. I enjoy the ones who do.

I'm using the IndieWeb in an attempt to make it easier for everyone to visit, and that works too.

Jeremy Cherfas

Test photo with RSS enabled

Test photo with RSS enabled

Maybe this will go through.

Jeremy Cherfas

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Tempietto

As suggestedby @mrhenko, a test post containing a photo but no title.

Jeremy Cherfas

A post with a photo, for testing purposes

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St Peter's in the gloaming

Just an old snap.

Jeremy Cherfas

Narrowing things down. I can post a photo to Known from my desktop with OS X.

I don’t expect it to show up on micro.blog because that gets a feed of selected categories only, and Photos isn’t one of them.

How about an image in a post?

Jeremy Cherfas