I’m amazed that such a short comment that I wrote on my site back in November (and syndicated manually to another’s) should not only crop up again, but that it could have had such an influence. Further, the fact that there’s now a method by which communication on the internet can let me know that any of it happened really warms my heart to no end. As a counter example, I feel sad that without an explicit manual ping, Vicki Boykis is left out of the conversation of knowing how influential her words have been.
Kimberly, I’m curious to know how difficult you found it to set things up? A group of us would love to know so we can continue to make the process of enabling indieweb functionality on WordPress easier for others in the future. (Feel free to call, email, text, comment below, or, since you’re able to now, write back on your own website–whichever is most convenient for you. My contact information is easily discovered on my homepage.)
If it helps to make mobile use easier for you, you might find Sharing from the #IndieWeb on Mobile (Android) with Apps an interesting template to follow. Though it was written for a different CMS, you should be able to substitute WordPress specific URLs in their place:
You might also find some useful functionality hiding at WordPress Bookmarklets for Desktop if you haven’t come across it yet.
As someone who works in academic circles and whose “
professional and personal interests are intertwined, I choose not to separate the two” on my site either, to help people more easily subscribe to subsets of data from my site more easily, I did a few things I’ve documented here: RSS Feeds. Additionally, choosing what gets syndicated to other sites like Twitter and Facebook rounds out the rest.
There are a number of other folks including myself using their sites essentially as commonplace books–something you may appreciate. Some of us are also pushing the envelope in areas like hightlights, annotations, marginalia, archiving, etc. Many of these have topic pages at Indieweb.org along with examples you might find useful to emulate or extend if you’d like to explore, add, or extend those functionalities.
If you need help to get yourself logged into the indieweb wiki or finding ways to interact with the growing community of incredibly helpful and generous indeweb people, I am (and many others are) happy to help in any way we can. We’d love to hear your voice.
10 thoughts on “A reply to Kimberly Hirsch: Doing my part to fix the internet”
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Note to self: is it time to migrate from #Known to a more fully-featured #indieweb site? Yes, but daunting!
What?! We LOVE @withknown! You’ll have to pull it from my cold, dead hands… indieweb.org/multi-site_ind…
I like it too, have used it from the start, but sometimes (like today!) it won’t play ball for me!
2/2 I do like that multisite idea, though, didn’t realise I could have the best of both worlds 🙂
What is @withknown not doing that you want it to today?
Can’t do full backup at mo. I click Export, wait a bit, refresh, then gees back to the Export start. Endless loop!
@EatPodcast Is the king of multi-site! (Known x2, WordPress x3+, Grav, others??) @raretrack For me, the key is having a mechanism(s) for keeping/saving as much of the data for yourself *somewhere*, then you can figure out how and where to migrate it to at a later date if necessary. As Jeremy can attest though, data migration is its own special pleasure…