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smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim
Bokeh is on Kickstarter brightpixels.blog
rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith Could you expand some more on the IndieWeb compatibility? After watching the video I'm interested!

(Side Note, until I'd watched the video I had no idea what Bokeh was, usually I wouldn't watch the video either - thankfully I did!)

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@rosemaryorchard Thanks to you mentioning it, I've backed Bokeh. Not sure I would have seen the campaign otherwise. And @smith, if you can figure out a way to POSSE to Instagram, that would be excellent.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@jeremycherfas Not precisely related, but I changed my Instagram to a business account (me being the business), and now I can post to it automatically through Buffer. Just single images, but it's a start! (It notifies me it it's a multi image post and when it can't automatically post, so I can finish it manually.)

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@rosemaryorchard Does it cost?

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@jeremycherfas No, it doesn't!

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@rosemaryorchard first off, huge fan! Love your podcast Automators. Darn, maybe I need to do better explaining what it is without the video? So in terms of IndieWeb compatibility, all public profiles will have an RSS feed, the option to cross-post to other social networks, and support for custom domain names. We plan to allow for self-hosting too.

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@jeremycherfas sweet! Thanks for your support!

jemostrom
jemostrom

@smith hmmm, self hosting you say ... interesting

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith Do you plan to support syndicating to Bokeh from sites too? That would be pretty awesome.

There's an IndieWeb wiki page on what makes a service IndieWeb friendly, and perhaps in the FAQs listing elements you support would be a nice idea ☺️

And thanks for loving Automators!

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith Oh, and on understanding, specifically the post I started this conversation by replying to was the one where I wasn't sure what Bokeh really was from it.

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@rosemaryorchard Thanks for the suggestion! Do you mean syndicating from other social networks or a personal site?

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith Primarily syndicating from personal sites (known as POSSE in indieweb terms), that or some kind of way for people to follow my site through Bokeh. I suspect the former would be easier to implement ;)

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this turns out! I backed it as soon as I saw it turn up on the Discover feed here :)

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@rosemaryorchard ahh! Yes, POSSE is what I mean when I talk about self-hosting.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith POSSE isn't really self hosting. Self hosting is when you install that exact software on your own server instead of using it on the providers service (WordPress.com is hosted, WordPress.org is self hosted). POSSE is specifically "syndicate elsewhere", which means that my website can post to Twitter, Reddit, etc., on my behalf (automated) or I can manually share my content to another site (like Instagram). Which do you mean? 😀

(Please don't take this as criticism, just me trying to understand!)

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@rosemaryorchard You're right, and I apologize. I'm still learning how to best communicate this. What I mean by self-hosting is that you'll be able to post pictures to your blog using WordPress, Jekyll, Micro.blog, etc., and those pictures will show up on Bokeh if you want them to.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith No worries! Maybe documenting somewhere how you plan for that to work (or adding somewhere that you plan for this to be an option) would be worthwhile :)

chrisaldrich
chrisaldrich

@smith So it sounds like you're building a platform similar to micro.blog, but instead of focusing on a variety of content types, you're specializing in photos? If you're not already lurking, I'd invite you to join us in the indieweb chat chat.indieweb.org/indieweb/

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@rosemaryorchard Interesting ...

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@smith more power to your elbow.

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@jeremycherfas I don’t think I’ve ever heard that saying haha

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@jemostrom yep! :)

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@jeremycherfas @rosemaryorchard Doesn't business Instagram require a Facebook page? I mean, Instagram is Facebook anyway but last I checked that was a requirement.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@aaronpk @rosemaryorchard I don’t use Buffer but Hootsuite does a reasonable job of posting to Instagram. Of course, you have to be awake to finish the process, but I always am.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@aaronpk I don't think so, it can be reversed though. If anything I seem to be getting more followers rather than fewer, apparently IG promotes business accounts over personal ones. And it does seem to be the only way to POSSE.

aaronpk
aaronpk

@rosemaryorchard Have there been any negative side effects of converting to a business account? I've been curious about that but afraid to try it out.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smith Are you planning on attending the Micro.Blog meetup at WWDC? Or going to IndieWeb Summit in Portland? I'm sure lots of people there would love to hear about Bokeh!

smithtimmytim
smithtimmytim

@rosemaryorchard I would love to go, but I'm not sure my current circumstances will allow me to.