Micro.blog

manton
manton
Blogging workflow manton.org
Gabz
Gabz

@manton thank you for sharing this, I am always curious about others people’s workflows and such. I don’t I have posted about my own 🤔. Maybe a little bit here an there but never a dedicated post for it, color me inspired!

Avancee
Avancee

@manton nice flow; and mirrors a bit of my approach. Wish I could do drafts/appended-drafts in either MB/Icro though. That would enable some leveraging of an Apple Shortcut which already starts a piece of articles already.

Used to be that bloggers blogged about their setup and flows; this is a pleasant memory of that time of more tinkering/playfulness on the web

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manton
manton

@Avancee Thanks. Can you share more of what you want with drafts? You can save drafts from the web and macOS app, but nowhere else yet.

kurite
kurite

@manton love this post. This is what I’ve been looking for and didn’t know it.

manton
manton

@kurite Thanks!

Avancee
Avancee

@manton sure. My workspace is completely ipadOS, leverging Shortcuts to clip and save items which get more contemplation for posting later. In one particular shortcut, I save and resave/prepend a daily document in Evernote. Id rather have that go to drafts in the MB app, where I can refer to it for editing and posting more directly.

TL:DR Using drafts in the MB app as a "to be post"

skysandison
skysandison

@manton I didn't understand why I should use Sunlit instead of the regular Micro.blog app, but now I see it is for longer posts with multiple photos, like your great Toronto post. I get it now!

manton
manton

@skysandison Great! Some people use Sunlit for any photo posts, but it's especially useful for trips and other big events where I have several photos I want to post.

manton
manton

@Avancee Thanks. I think @rosemaryorchard was recently working on a shortcut that can post directly to Micro.blog via Micropub, and in theory that could be modified to save drafts. We also need to add editing to the iOS app.

microflow
microflow

@manton do you have an example shortcut that is able to post to micro.blog?

renem
renem

@manton the question regarding your latest micro.blog post about Sunlit should really lead to „a better marketing“ for the app. I, as a long term user also still don’t understand/can describe for whom Sunlit should be for, when the main app can handle photo-posts sometimes even better. I also was not aware of, that with the current app it is possible to add photos again to an already existing post, like it was there in the early days of 2.0 and ADN. Or is your Toronto post one long written post without a submission and edit after a few days with new photos?

Bruce
Bruce

@renem From my understanding, Sunlit is a way to view m.b. as an Instagram-like experience. So for folks who aren’t super into microblogging but enjoy photo blogging. //@manton @cheesemaker

Avancee
Avancee

@manton @rosemaryorchard ahh coolbeans. Didn’t know that effort was underway. Thanks for the heads up. I’d have to warm up an old engine to get back into coding beyond simple CSS, but if there’s something needed towards UX or testing, feel free to give a shout.

smokey
smokey

@microflow There are a few on the Wiki.

microflow
microflow

@smokey 😍

manton
manton

@renem We haven't brought back editing in Sunlit yet. I waited until that trip was over and posted all the days at once in a single post. I might have edited it slightly from the web after posting, but all the photos and text were set in Sunlit first.