@eli That looks like a great idea but it needs to be easier to contribute. Also, hopefully over time the feed will involve fewer articles about the IndieWeb. I mean, assuming we want more people to be interested, if not get involved; the harsh truth for us nerds is that most people don't have the time or energy for mastubatory musings.
@bradenslen @eli I don't think there's anything wrong with the discussions, just that they can reflect a lack of diversity in the ecosystem. I agree there will be plenty of change in this area, though, not least because I've already seen a wide variety of subjects being discussed on Micro.blog alone.
@bradenslen @simonwoods @eli Twitter was the same way. Everyone on Twitter spent the first three years talking about Twitter. Eventually the masses came and discussed everything else, but if you look, there are still people talking about Twitter. I notice the same thing with Mastodon and even micro.blog.
Part of it all is also those in the IndieWeb modeling behaviours and examples to others who might also say, "That's interesting. How did you do that? How can I do that?"
@c As you say, it's perfectly normal, especially for the pioneers who are taming the wilderness of a new space or concept. I actually like the Indieweb talk, as I lurk in Indie chat. I learn things and I see that very dedicated people are building something good. We grump about at times, but the simple fact of you writing a apost on your blog and I can comment on it on my blog and a copy shows up on your blog comments still just boggles my mind and I'm grateful to all of you for working so hard on it. Aside: Educators, Students and Academics are a perfect market for the Indieweb once they see it in action.
@c Agreed all-round. Just hope alternative subjects rise up quicker than usual, since we already have plenty of experience in these general spaces as compared to 10 years ago. I do think it's happening but also consider it an important piece in seeing the open web alternatives gain enough prominence to stand side-by-side with future closed web platforms.