Micro.blog

manton
manton

When I was first working on the Micro.blog prototype, I was so worried that someone would launch a similar service before me or soon after. 5 years later, turns out no… There are a lot of interesting platforms but really nothing close to the breadth of what we’re trying to do.

amoroso@mastodon.technology
amoroso@mastodon.technology

@manton It's not that there are not many blogging platforms that do something similar to Micro.blog, there are surprisingly few new blogging platforms.

canion
canion

@manton Micro.blog is so awesome. You’ve done a wonderful job. I truly hope it is financially profitable for you, because I would hate for it to ever go away.

manton
manton

@amoroso@mastodon.technology That's true. Startups now only want to build "social media platforms", most doomed to fail.

maique
maique

@manton Nothing comes close to what you’ve built πŸ™‚

manton
manton

@maique Thank you!

manton
manton

@canion I would also hate that. πŸ™‚ So far so good.

Gaby
Gaby

@manton Just you wait, I have been cooking MACRO.BLOG !!!! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, I am so glad you have built this playground for us. It is my favorite corner of the internet for sure and I hope and will do my part (usually monetarily, via subscribing πŸ˜…), so that it doesn't go away

manton
manton

@Gaby Thanks! One of these days I should probably register macro.blog, even just as a joke to redirect. Unfortunately these .blog domains are pricey. πŸ’°

sgtstretch
sgtstretch

@manton thank you for creating a fantastic service! I really enjoy it here, and after trying so many other services, none really come close. Plus the community here is quite amazing.

manton
manton

@sgtstretch Thanks!

darby3
darby3

@Gaby macro.blog! finally a place I can post my 3,000,000 word thinkpieces! πŸ˜‚

Gaby
Gaby

@darby3 an every post in CAPS! no ther way lol

odd
odd

@manton I think I checked and it was taken iirc.

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odd
odd

@Gaby ALLCAPS.BLOG

Gaby
Gaby

@odd YES!!!!

amit
amit

@manton You have hit the right mix of features -- something that's easy to replicate isn't attractive and what's attractive isn't easy to copy. And everything is engaging to the users like me πŸ‘πŸ½

odd
odd

@manton I want to thank you for making it, and it has given me great joy, in joyous times, and harder times as well. You and @jean have really pulled this off, with some help from a few dedicated people. πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Munish
Munish

@manton I love it. Brought me to a community of good people and a platform with the right level of features.

lukebouch
lukebouch

@manton what you need to create now is a version of Micro.blog as a Headless CMS for developers like me that want full control.

Basically, Micro.blog but API only. No static site generator or hosting.

pratik
pratik

@manton Different incentives. When you chose to make something and build it for life instead of trying to "sell out" and be a VC, that made the difference.

manton
manton

@lukebouch That's an interesting idea. Eventually I want to be able to split out parts of the backend as open source so they can be forked for other projects, but it might be a while still.

lukebouch
lukebouch

@manton I was building SublimeBlogs.com to be basically that. It’s been a hobby for the past few months. I never got the time to implement of all the IndieWeb standards and MicroPub but I do use it every day.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@manton I'm so grateful to have come across Micro.blog when I did. It has changed my blogging habits, for the better, and of course there is the wonderful community. Thank you Manton for what you have created here.