Micro.blog

smith
smith

@manton is there a way to group posts on a page? For example, I do a weekly post on the comics I'm reading. How do I group these all on one page?

manton
manton

@smith Nothing automatic yet, although I've been thinking about categories. For Micro Monday's episodes page we just manually make a page with links, so that might be a short-term option.

smith
smith

@manton Ahh. Categories could be cool. Ok, I'll do it manually for now.

hope
hope

@manton Categories and/or tags would be epic!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@hope tags or categories - but on the fly not a back ground list for preference.

manton
manton

@hope Glad to hear it! Thanks for the feedback.

hope
hope

@manton I do have a question, is there a way to get my timeline as an RSS feed? I know there are feeds for individual users, but is there one for the entire timeline somewhere?

manton
manton

@hope Yes! You can get a feed that is your timeline (posts from everyone you're following) at: micro.blog/feeds/hope.xml

hope
hope

@manton Yay for that! I wish more social sites would support RSS like that!

hope
hope

@manton I have a feature idea for you. Perhaps you could create a plan where we pay for the ability to create 5-10 hosted sites? I'd like to bring my 4 other blogs over here but can't aford to pay that monthly. Yearly I can definitely do.

manton
manton

@hope Thanks, we're going to revisit the plans and especially what yearly options there should be, but probably not until next year.

hope
hope

@manton OK I guess I'll wait lol.

grayareas
grayareas

@manton @hope Yeah. It would be really nice to be able to host more than one blog for a reasonable price, with all the things most of us subscribe to these days. The costs add up really fast! But I don't know what your cost-burden is for hosting individual blogs, so....

manton
manton

@grayareas @hope I still think we can simplify the M.b plans. Not sure what that means yet, though! Thanks for the feedback. (We do have a yearly discount now, which I can enable for anyone who emails help.)

hope
hope

@manton How does the yearly thing work? Do I get more than one site? Also, can you delete the expired micro.blog I had? I canceled it and now it pops up an alert every time. Thanks!

hope
hope

@smith Perhaps with a list useing either Markdown or HTML?

hope
hope

..@grayareas My cost is probably going to be around $200 yearly for 7-8 sites. Lol yep, I'm one of those wanna-be bloggers heh. I do it all for kicks, though. I'm usually like Oh hmm this little niche might be fun to explore and/or write about. I'll spin up a blog. If micro.blog could get it down to around $50 or 100 yearly for 10 sites man, I'd stay here forever!

hope
hope

..@grayareas I very, very rarely use images in posts. Pictures = not fun for a blind blogger! Unfortunately I had to take an emergency break from blogging last month, major stuff happened here.

hope
hope

@manton Also some accessibility feedback. For some reason when I try to reply to someone the field is blank. If I make too many mistakes I have to cancel and do over, or paste in a text file and fix. Apparently I had extraneous characters before the @ symbol so they didn't go through. I didn't realize that until afterwards, oops! I mean they went through as text posts but never linked to the user's profile.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@hope @manton I have something similar but different. From the web, when replying I get what looks like a blank text box with no @ reply. But it is there, if I scroll up. It's like there are extra carrige returns pre inserted right after the @name. Not all the time.

manton
manton

@hope Thank you! That's great feedback. I think this is because of the special JavaScript we use for highlighting Markdown. I've been considering letting it be disabled which I think will fix this, until that component is more accessible.

vasta
vasta

@manton Pretty intrigued by yearly option (not for discount, I’d gladly pay more, but for ease of billing)—since I’m only subscribing to support the platform and don’t use m.b as my blog host, a lump sum at the start of the year would be lovely, if it’s not too much work for you.

hope
hope

@bradenslen Hmm that's a bit strange. the reply field is always blank for me until I escape out of my screen reader's focus mode and check it over before hitting post.

hope
hope

@manton Is there a reason why Javascript is needed for highlighting markdown? I'd think that you could select it just like text. I do that with HTML, or any code for that matter. Lol if I'm in the mood to tweak stuff. I know just about enough to get me in trouble though hah.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@hope I think @manton might have fixed the problem I was having while he was pottering around in the engineroom, because it's not been happening to me anymore.

hope
hope

..@bradenslen Unfortunately my screen reader still thinks that particular form field is blank. I have a feeling it has more to do with the way this particular thing deals with forms than anything @manton develops. I'm sure there are different scriptythings that would help it render correctly though. Lol no, I have no idea what said scriptythings actually are.