Micro.blog

ablaze
ablaze
News Explorer: The Modern RSS Reader Apple Won’t Build jonmitchell.net
colinwalker
colinwalker

@ablaze The only thing holding me back is that I’m on Windows all day at work and can’t just load up a website like with FeedBin.

ablaze
ablaze

@colinwalker Yeah, that would do it.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze This is exactly why I'm bullish on the idea of separating the subscriptions and feed parsing from the interface that you use to browse them! Every RSS reader shouldn't have to also build their own syncing backend!

In reply to
ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk Well most of the plug-and-play ones in the App Store don't; they build compatibility with whatever hip new web service has come out recently, and if it has special features, they add settings. I'm pretty into the idea of a local client that can sync its entire state.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze We've gotta get more apps on board with Microsub! It's like an RSS reader syncing service except you own the service, and you can also reply to things directly from it!

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze That's actually how I read and reply to things in micro.blog now. I wrote more about it here, and there's another article about it coming out tomorrow! https://aaronparecki.com/2018/03/12/17/building-an-indieweb-reader

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk Yeah, I love what you're building there. My main problem with fully participating in the indie world is that my website is incredibly not-indie. I have given myself over to a certain prolific podcast advertiser for that. It's hard to resist.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze wait what does podcast advertising have to do with your website not being indie? I see you have your own domain name, and one for your podcast! That's how it starts!

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk Sorry, I was euphemistically referring to Squarespace, because they advertise on every podcast, and I was ashamed to name them. I have gone the "let me pay you to take care of this for me" route.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze Doesn't matter where you host your website as long as you have your own domain name! I didn't even realize your website was hosted there! And if you want, you can change where it's hosted and I wouldn't have to do anything different to access it.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze That is to say, being indie just means being in control, and not being tied to a specific service. It's totally not about hosting everything in a server in your house or anything!

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze That is to say, being indie just means being in control, and not being tied to a specific service. It's totally not about hosting everything in a server in your house or anything!

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk Oh yeah, Squarespace has all the Legos a basic grown-up's website needs, but I can't, say, extend it to publish to or from some API. It's the from part that's particularly impossible. There's no way for me to get stuff into my site other than Squarespace's way.

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk (unless I pay way more for a developer account, which is so not worth it)

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze Oh also, if you can add a bit of custom html to your website then you too can use a Microsub reader like mine!

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk Well that I can certainly do, but what is it? What does it do?

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze Wait til tomorrow! That post will explain it better! In the mean time, here's a screenshot!

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk I don't see the screenshot, but I will devour this article.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze I'm not sure what happened, I thought micro.blog allows photos, but here's a link: https://aaronparecki.com/2018/04/19/28/

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze I'm not sure what happened, I thought micro.blog allows photos, but here's a link: https://aaronparecki.com/2018/04/19/28/

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk I can't even fathom how I could add that just by putting some markup in the site header or whatever, but I look forward to finding out.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze That's the power of the IndieWeb!

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze I'm not sure what happened, I thought micro.blog allows photos, but here's a link: https://aaronparecki.com/2018/04/19/28/

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze Here it is! https://www.godaddy.com/garage/an-indieweb-reader-my-new-home-on-the-internet/

ablaze
ablaze

@aaronpk Welp. Bye bye, Sunday!

aaronpk
aaronpk

@ablaze That's actually how I read and reply to things in micro.blog now. I wrote more about it here, and there's another article about it coming out tomorrow! https://aaronparecki.com/2018/03/12/17/building-an-indieweb-reader