Micro.blog

herself
herself
Time for another episode of “Help Me Configure My Blot.im Blog Because I Can’t Figure It Out By Myself!” Blot cohorts, just wondering, do you integrate your blog with comments at all? I’m interested in possibly putting something in as without them my blog feels eerily like an echo cham... discombobulated.micro.blog
jack
jack

@herself I don't know of a better option than Disqus for comments, but I feel your concerns with it. HTTPS should "just work" once your domain stuff is figured out. Have you added discombobulated.co.nz to the Domains section of Blot's settings? I looked at my baty.blog DNS settings and www.baty.blog is a CNAME (alias) pointing to blot.im (IP 54.191.179.131). discombobulated.co.nz is pointing to 210.55.30.67 so it looks like you need to make some DNS changes first. Clear as mud?

fiona
fiona

@jack Just Comments is a decent alternative to Disqus.

amit
amit

@herself I just show webmentions as comments, I do not like comments forms. They are prone to spams. And I eventually learn to ignore them. But I understand why a simpler commenting system would be important.

Blot supports https once domain is setup, so I use it. And on domain, do you want root to point to a different host and only a subdomin to blot? I have a similar setup, not sure if that’s what you are looking for.

vasta
vasta

@herself I’m sure people have already replied, but there should be a setting in the Blot settings that allows you to force https automatically, as long as you have your domain set up. As for comments, I’ve been thinking about enabling webmentions; don’t need to rely on a tool, and all the conversation you have on m.b (and others who link to the blog post!) gets captured as “comments” on the post. No clue how to do that yet, though; hoping to spend some time next week and learn.

amit
amit

@vasta I do the same, only comments are via webmentions. Let me know if you need any help 🙂

jack
jack

@fiona I haven't tried Just Comments, thanks! Interesting pricing structure.

herself
herself

@jack thanks! I thought I had got that set up properly at he blot end but I think I need to revisit it. Flagging this so I can look at it properly when my brain is engaged (more coffee required)!

herself
herself

@vasta @amit I may need to look into the webmention thing too... it sounds like a nice way to include parts of the conversation... it’s funny how used to comments I have become!

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amit
amit

@herself Yeah, I have found webmentions helpful. Comments ofcourse is one part, it also becames important when someone links to the post -- it is visible right there along with post. So sure, have webmentions displayed :-)

herself
herself

@jack eep, that was it! All looks like it is sorted now - I have no idea where that 210 IP address came from. I'd been talking with the domain people and they must have "helped" me there... now time to figure out comments :)

herself
herself

@fiona It looks interesting, though I confess I'm cringing a little bit at their "500,000 of credits" for the slider, and "storage of comments is for free." :S

herself
herself

Just for webmention/blot reference, I came across this just now: blotmentions, from Where The Light Gathers

herself
herself

@herself Although this doesn't seem to be working for me right now. Need to play around with it more, I think.

JacksonOfTrades
JacksonOfTrades

@herself How much does Blot cost for us btw? I love Micro.blog, but I'm finally wanting something with a bit more control.

JacksonOfTrades
JacksonOfTrades
kaa
kaa

@JacksonOfTrades $20/year/site

JacksonOfTrades
JacksonOfTrades

@kaa Huh, that's actually super cheap. May have to give it a shot.

kaa
kaa

@JacksonOfTrades Yeah, it's a no-brainer. David is looking to increase that to the super high value of $30 :-) at some point...

herself
herself

@JacksonOfTrades eep, sorry, I thought I answered you on the price. But I see others have got in there, so phew! :)

herself
herself

@jack Is Disqus what you use on your site? Just looking here...

jack
jack

@herself Those are all webmentions from Micro.blog. I don't recall ever enabling Disqus but that would probably be the simplest options. Getting webmentions into Blot was a whole other project!

herself
herself

@jack That's what I was sort of sneaking up towards asking you about! I started looking at it yesterday but when I go to authenticate at webmention.io with my blog I get: " discombobulated.micro.blog / This is not a supported authentication provider." Did you experience that as well?

jack
jack

@herself I don't remember having trouble authenticating but I think I used github.com as an authentication provider at webmention.io, not micro.blog. I'm not sure if you can use micro.blog or not, I'm afraid. Maybe you could add a link to discombobulated.co.nz on your Gitlab or Twitter profiles if you have accounts there.

herself
herself

@jack I’ll try that!! Thanks. :)