Also, if you’re a developer who spends a lot of time curating their carefully crafted personal site, please, please advertise your feed by having, e.g., a `link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"` tag in your `head`.

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Want to create a modern, block-based, -compatible site. (Thing is, a lot of “IndieWeb” posts are created _outside_ of its [block] editor, i.e., through Micropub. [That’s not to say carefully crafted long-form posts can’t be, e.g., “replies.” They can.] The other thing is I don’t really like WordPress’s autogenerated markup/classes, etc. Athough there’s definitely things that can be done about that, too.)

Spent an hour or two writing a (basic) WordPress plugin that consumes “audio scrobbles,” like those sent to Last.fm. So rather than (share my data with a third-party service and then) use their API to display a widget or whatever on my blog, my CMS _itself_ is now the “audio scrobbling” endpoint.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/2a4054932)

I’ve long deleted my Last.fm profile (as well as my LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and various other accounts). Now looking into scrobbling directly _to my own site_. (I know mpdscribble let’s you set a target URL, and that scrobbles are essentially HTTP POST requests with an XML body, so it shouldn’t be too hard to parse these.)

Bookmarked indieweb.org/make_what_you_nee.

If you’ve wondered about an “IndieWeb” site but don’t know where to start: _Make what you need._

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TIL that Yoast overrides core ’s inline link popover in order to add `nofollow`/`sponsored` toggles. All us folk now need is for someone to do the exact same but add a `class` input field, so we can add `u-*` classes without having to constantly fight the block editor.

Not-so-pro tip: in your RSS feeds, do not name titleless notes “No Title,” but leave out the `title` tag altogether.

It’s my still limited understanding of all things , undoubtedly, but all of this _feels like_ it’d be easier if we stopped trying to mimic Facebook products and just accept semantic HTML and be done with it.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/b1b0fbf0c)

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TIL it’s super easy to modify Press This’s default content, without having to know a ton of JavaScript. petermolnar.net/article/press-

I don't "book blog," but I do tend to forget which graphic novels—like, what edition and such—I actually own, even if there's only 25 of them at most. (I mostly get whatever few books I read from the local public library.) I mean, I'm going to have to do a (smallish) "books" section now.

Added a job to my feed aggregator/Microsub server that quickly validates mf2 media, i.e., the URLs that end up in entries’ `photo` and `video` arrays, by means of a HEAD request. If the server returns a 404 (or similar), the URL is probably faulty (e.g., the result of a misplaced `u-photo` tag), and the item removed from the list. No more (well, definitely less) “broken images” below posts!

(jan.boddez.net/notes/5d5f2d460)

Bookmarked indiepaper.io/.

What if I used Indigenous to send “read” posts to my site and then have my server automatically push these articles—i.e., for URLs—to a specific “feed” in my reader? Same way I treat YouTube vids, kind of. I’d no longer need a separate read-it-later app!

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It doesn’t make sense to display someone’s _entire_ blog post underneath yours just because they casually mentioned it.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/b4ad9e375)

Speaking of having `u-photo` adjacent to `e-content` rather than inside it, I use—unless I forget, of course—a similar approach to provide context to RSS subscribers but not to h-feed followers.

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I often explicitly add things like, “In reply to …,” to notes like this, to offer some context to passers-by and RSS subscribers alike. And then forget to keep these sentences _out_ of my `e-content`, so that social readers, which already pick up the microformats in them, don’t go and display the same information twice. Details matter.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/5c88d99f0)

Got reminded of my own /feeds page today. This site only offers 3 “true” RSS feeds: one for regular blog posts (articles), one for shorter status updates (notes), and one for both. That said: most of this site’s sections double as a h-feed; you _can_ even follow search results! Moreover, both articles and notes are marked up using microformats, for social readers to do their thing.

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