@smith Could you expand some more on the IndieWeb compatibility? After watching the video I'm interested!
(Side Note, until I'd watched the video I had no idea what Bokeh was, usually I wouldn't watch the video either - thankfully I did!)
@rosemaryorchard Thanks to you mentioning it, I've backed Bokeh. Not sure I would have seen the campaign otherwise. And @smith, if you can figure out a way to POSSE to Instagram, that would be excellent.
@jeremycherfas Not precisely related, but I changed my Instagram to a business account (me being the business), and now I can post to it automatically through Buffer. Just single images, but it's a start! (It notifies me it it's a multi image post and when it can't automatically post, so I can finish it manually.)
@rosemaryorchard first off, huge fan! Love your podcast Automators. Darn, maybe I need to do better explaining what it is without the video? So in terms of IndieWeb compatibility, all public profiles will have an RSS feed, the option to cross-post to other social networks, and support for custom domain names. We plan to allow for self-hosting too.
@smith hmmm, self hosting you say ... interesting
@smith Do you plan to support syndicating to Bokeh from sites too? That would be pretty awesome.
There's an IndieWeb wiki page on what makes a service IndieWeb friendly, and perhaps in the FAQs listing elements you support would be a nice idea ☺️
And thanks for loving Automators!
@smith Oh, and on understanding, specifically the post I started this conversation by replying to was the one where I wasn't sure what Bokeh really was from it.
@rosemaryorchard Thanks for the suggestion! Do you mean syndicating from other social networks or a personal site?
@smith Primarily syndicating from personal sites (known as POSSE in indieweb terms), that or some kind of way for people to follow my site through Bokeh. I suspect the former would be easier to implement ;)
I'm really looking forward to seeing how this turns out! I backed it as soon as I saw it turn up on the Discover feed here :)
@smith POSSE isn't really self hosting. Self hosting is when you install that exact software on your own server instead of using it on the providers service (WordPress.com is hosted, WordPress.org is self hosted). POSSE is specifically "syndicate elsewhere", which means that my website can post to Twitter, Reddit, etc., on my behalf (automated) or I can manually share my content to another site (like Instagram). Which do you mean? 😀
(Please don't take this as criticism, just me trying to understand!)
@rosemaryorchard You're right, and I apologize. I'm still learning how to best communicate this. What I mean by self-hosting is that you'll be able to post pictures to your blog using WordPress, Jekyll, Micro.blog, etc., and those pictures will show up on Bokeh if you want them to.
@smith No worries! Maybe documenting somewhere how you plan for that to work (or adding somewhere that you plan for this to be an option) would be worthwhile :)
@smith So it sounds like you're building a platform similar to micro.blog, but instead of focusing on a variety of content types, you're specializing in photos? If you're not already lurking, I'd invite you to join us in the indieweb chat chat.indieweb.org/indieweb/
@smith more power to your elbow.
@aaronpk I don't think so, it can be reversed though. If anything I seem to be getting more followers rather than fewer, apparently IG promotes business accounts over personal ones. And it does seem to be the only way to POSSE.
@rosemaryorchard Have there been any negative side effects of converting to a business account? I've been curious about that but afraid to try it out.
@smith Are you planning on attending the Micro.Blog meetup at WWDC? Or going to IndieWeb Summit in Portland? I'm sure lots of people there would love to hear about Bokeh!