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40Tech
40Tech

Micro bloggers using WordPress – how many of you segregate your micro.blog posts into their own section on your site, and how many of you include them on your main page?

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wilsongis
wilsongis

@40Tech At this point, I am not keeping them separate. I don't have a readership though.

40Tech
40Tech

@wilson That’s how I’m doing it, too, although I did just set up a separate RSS feed that excludes any micro.blog posts so at least feed subscribers have a choice.

jack
jack

@40Tech I waffle on this often. Just this morning I moved from a separate micro.blog blog back into my main (Wordpress) blog as a category. Another attempt at consolidation. They're on my main page but not the main RSS feed. Not sure I'll keep them there yet.

40Tech
40Tech

@jack I don’t think there is an answer that would keep all visitors to a blog happy.

belle
belle

@PhoneBoy @40Tech same for me. I use Pelican for my blog and used to post micro posts there too, but I set up WordPress on a sub-domain so I could post via the Micro.blog apps.

solari
solari

@40Tech (Weird, my original reply disappeared, reposting...) On my blog, I have a "stream of consciousness" section that's sequestered to its own page and feed (via category) where micro.blog stuff, status updates, snapshots, etc. go. The longer format posts/photo-journals and such go to the main blog.

smokey
smokey

@40Tech For the moment, they’re on the front page, but my intention all along has been to keep them off and accessible via their category unless they've also been added to another category. Implementing this has been more difficult than I expected because all the easy exclusionary methods zap every post in a category, even if a post is in another, non-excluded category. (In addition to some short posts I might like to “keep” on the front page, I’ve also been sending some longer, regular blog posts to Micro.blog via the category, and those I definitely don’t want to vanish from the front page. The flexibility I designed has turned out to box me in in other ways….)

40Tech
40Tech

@solari I wish there were an easy way on the micro.blog side to decide if something should post to WordPress, on a case by case basis.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@40Tech You could feed your mb RSS into ifttt and send that to WP based on a tag, which ifttt could strip before posting. Of course, that’s not simple ...

ChrisReed
ChrisReed

@jeremycherfas I use the “status” post format and have some code to exclude it from my main blog/RSS feed. I send both my main blog feed and “status” feed to Micro.blog. It’s not perfect, but I like keeping the Micro.blog posts on a separate feed.

solari
solari

@40Tech Likewise. It would be nice to have a toggle for this sort of thing. Tagging @manton for filing this as potential feature request. : )

manton
manton

@solari @40Tech Just so understand, a preference while posting from Micro.blog that will send to one blog vs. another?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton adding to that idea - allow more than one twitter account and rout based on choice or rule ?

40Tech
40Tech

@manton Actually, I host on Wordpress, so a choice when posting from the app to send or not send to the blog. I understand that kind of goes against the whole purpose of the system though.

40Tech
40Tech

@jeremycherfas I don’t host with micro.blog, which I assume is what I need for the micro.blog RSS feed?

solari
solari

@manton @40Tech Right. I see you do have a setting in the app whether to post to micro.blog or XML-RPC based blog (i.e. WP), but it would be nice to be able to toggle this on a per-post basis. Just a thought. Thanks.

40Tech
40Tech

@manton Or even a way to somehow specify a category (even invisibly as far as showing up to other users in the app) when posting from the app. That way we could have all our posts go to a sub page on a WordPress site, with only posts of a certain category showing up on our blog front pages on WordPress sites. There are WordPress plug-ins that let us exclude posts of certain categories from the front page.

manton
manton

@40Tech @solari Thanks. I agree, good idea to add some flexibility here. We need a nice place to include these options without cluttering the UI.

solari
solari

@manton Agreed, UI & usability is important. BTW, it appears your SSL cert for hosted microblogs has expired, got a warning at mine and timeline is no longer pulling latest posts from it.

manton
manton

@solari Thanks, one of the servers didn't get updated. Fixed now.

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jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@40Tech I misunderstood when you said: from the microblog side. You want to be able to use the app like a third party blogging tool, like MarsEdit on your phone.