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colinwalker
colinwalker
The state of blogging, update: recovery and discovery colinwalker.blog
eli
eli

@colinwalker I've also been thinking a lot about the discoverability issue you note at the end of your post. What do you think of reviving web rings? Could webmentions be used to automatically create networks of connected sites?

colinwalker
colinwalker

@eli (Trying again) I don't think web rings, at least how they used to exist, are the way to approach it on the modern web. Webmentions (especially likes and replies) is definitely a way forward (as I was inferring) and a means to create those organic links between sites.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@colinwalker It would be interesting to see a way of using webmentions to and fro to reconstitute the ideas of blogrolls and web rings. First, though, I need to get webmentions working properly on my Grav site. @eli

colinwalker
colinwalker

@jeremycherfas @eli I saw someone mention they were considering creating a directory of sites based on the webmentions they received - an interest idea.

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workingwriter
workingwriter

@colinwalker Interesting piece. Recently relaunched my blog too. I agree that we need to enhance discoverability.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@workingwriter Thanks Michael 👍 I've added your RSS to Feedly and look forward to digging in.