Replied to a tweet by Ed HeilEd Heil (Twitter)
The whole idea behind IndieWeb is that you can use your website to own all your content on a domain you own/control. You’ve got a site with webmentions set up, so we could be having this whole conversation from site to site. Instead, I’m choosing to syndicate/POSSE my replies from my site(s) to Twitter, to meet you where you’re currently at. Integrating my site with Brid.gy allows me to get your responses from Twitter back to my website. Here’s some more on threaded conversations between WordPress and Twitter that may help frame what you’re attempting. (It also includes a link of WordPress to WordPress or other site conversations as well.)

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. Writing new blog posts just to comment on somebody else’s blog or reply to a tweet seems kind of like…. a lot. Unless your blog is understood to be full of tiny posts which exist in an external context. Which is a way things could be, I guess.


    1. They’re not blog posts just because you put them on a website. They’re still just notes or status updates. https://indieweb.org/note Since it’s your own website, you can control what you display on your homepage or on your “blog”. Many people have separate feeds for their articles and their notes.

      Some of us have a huge slew of other content types and allow readers to pick and choose what they want. https://indieweb.org/posts#Types_of_Posts

      Having done it for several years, I’ll say it’s a whole lot nicer and easier for me to post this stuff in one place and not have to worry about searching around for that one thing I posted a year ago (Was it on Twitter, Facebook, Pinboard, etc.? It’s always on my own website.)

      For some it may be a dramatic shift in how they think about social media because they’ve been swimming in corporate social for so long that they don’t know what other possibilities exist. Explore around a bit, figure out what you want, and implement that. If it’s something you don’t want/need then don’t do it. That’s half the fun of having your own website.

      It may also seem like more (work) to you because of your current set up being much more manual than mine, but if you go down the road of using tools like social readers and micropub clients, then you might actually find that it’s actually even easier than using some of your favorite social media sites. Take a peek at https://wordpress.tv/2019/06/26/chris-aldrich-micropub-and-wordpress-custom-posting-applications/.

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