Micro.blog

manton
manton
Micro.blog free 6-month hosting for teachers manton.org
simonwoods
simonwoods

@manton Wooo! This is fantastic. 🙌

dejus
dejus

@manton Excellent idea!

johnbrayton
johnbrayton

@manton That is fantastic.

hjalm
hjalm

@manton Bless you

ElleNewman
ElleNewman

@manton just passed this on, thank you! And did I read it right all accounts have podcast hosting til April?

manton
manton

@ElleNewman Thanks! Yep, all accounts get podcast hosting through April. There should be an audio upload button on the web (works with MP3s), or you can use our iOS app Wavelength to record and upload too.

ElleNewman
ElleNewman

@manton cool thanks!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@manton this is such a great idea that I hope all of us who have connections into the world of Education take your post and share it OUTSIDE of Micro.Blog and with the people it is meant for.

We all have / know children / grand children don’t we?

manton
manton

@JohnPhilpin Thanks! Yeah, I hope the link makes it to educators who would never have known about Micro.blog and have a need for exactly this sort of platform.

DiplomaticDiva
DiplomaticDiva

@manton Brilliant!

DrKnittyGritty
DrKnittyGritty

@manton Great initiative!

rich_text
rich_text

@manton I just dropped a link on the subreddit for my city. Thanks Manton!

manton
manton

@rich_text Thank you!

handy
handy

@manton

  1. Manton, This is fantastic. I want to share with several people in my circle.
handy
handy

@manton

  1. The linked article includes an irreverent (on-brand for Merlin) tweet that will keep me from sending it because I believe that would turn off the audience this post is intended for. I think it could be fine as a linked tweet but the embed could cause someone to take offense.
handy
handy

@manton

  1. Has there been any progress on posting to the blog only (and not the community)? I know some of my posts that I’d prefer that way, and that some educators may prefer to keep ther posts “invite only” and not broadcast to the community.
Avancee
Avancee

@manton This is very cool; good stuff indeed

manton
manton

@handy Yes, in fact recently I wrote a blog post explaining how that is possible on Micro.blog now that category feeds have been improved.

handy
handy

@manton thanks so much. I missed this. And apparently missed where you can add replies to each post. That’s cool. Need to figure that out too. Great work!

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@manton I’d love it if there a way to use categories to control where posts are syndicated to from Micro.blog — Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@manton (following up on my own message) I just realized it may actually be possible to do that now. If not through micro.blog alone, then micro.blog + IFTTT.

manton
manton

@MitchWagner It is possible now using category feeds. There are some gotchas with having multiple feeds in Edit Feeds if posts can exist in both, so using IFTTT might be more straightforward.

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@manton I may do IFTTT and I may see if I can make it work on micro.blog alone. The goal here is to easily, manually control whether a post appears on Twitter and Tumblr, on a per-post basis.

MrHenko
MrHenko
@manton Great idea!
donnydavis
donnydavis

@manton This is awesome. Thank you for this. 😃 I forwarded this to my brother, who is a teacher, and asked him to pass it along to his colleagues as well.

mrkrndvs
mrkrndvs
@manton This is a great initiative Manton. Just a quick question for the future, what would happen to accounts at the end of the 6-months? Or at the end of the month of free podcasting? Do those posts and podcasts get hidden in the backend? Just wondering.
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manton
manton

@mrkrndvs They don't get hidden. All the posts and audio files remain, you just can't upload anything new until subscribing.

mrkrndvs
mrkrndvs
@manton Thank you Manton for the clarification.