Micro.blog

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Also just set up some Micro.blog tagmoji as formatting macros in MarsEdit. Now I just need to remember to use them.

Tagmoji

RianVDM
RianVDM

@endonend Can you explain more about how you use this? How does it format your posts?

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@RianVDM right now it just adds the appropriate emoji at the end. Simple, but easier than pulling up the OSX emoji keyboard (which I just actually learned about today!)

RianVDM
RianVDM

@endonend Ah cool. Yeah I'm creating TextExpander snippets for that. But I like your way better :)

RianVDM
RianVDM

@endonend Another question that I'm hoping you know the answer to... Does the tagmoji have to be in the first 280 chars of the post to get picked up in Discover? Or can it be at the end of a long post?

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@RianVDM hmm. that is a good question! I am not sure, though @manton included a bunch in his longer post announcing the change. I'd imagine if you host on micro.blog it would be picked up in longer posts while self-hosted might be more of a challenge since just the title and link come over to MB. Maybe Manton can confirm...

manton
manton

@endonend @RianVDM It's the same for Micro.blog-hosted or self-hosted, and it has to be in short posts. For longer posts with titles, it won't check for emoji, because I think it would be confusing for posts to appear if you don't see the emoji in the timeline.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@manton To clarify, for longer posts with title, it gets picked up if the emoji is in the title?

smith
smith

@endonend How did you go about setting these up?

manton
manton

@RianVDM Yes. Essentially whatever text is shown in the timeline should match.

RianVDM
RianVDM

@manton Ok cool, that makes sense. Thanks!

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@smith in MarsEdit, on the post compose window there should be a Format dropdown in the toolbar. Open that up and click Customize. Here you can add your macros. First I created a Group (under gear icon) and then added each. I just added the emoji in the Opening Markup box for each macro. Hope that helps!

pauljacobson
pauljacobson

@endonend I really need to explore MarsEdit a lot more. I use it pretty frequently for work-related posts, but haven't spent a lot of time getting to know the software really well.

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@pauljacobson I just bought it like a week or so ago. Still have a lot to learn, so I'll share any more tips I find.

smith
smith

@endonend Oh this is awesome! Thank you! You should write a blog post about that. It's very helpful :)

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@smith no problem! I will put something together if I find another tip or two.