Replied to a tweet by Ingo Steinke (Twitter)
@MicroDotBlog is a lovely, full-featured platform that meets you where you’re at by supplying the pieces you may be missing. If you’ve already got your own site, you can plug it in and use it as a reader; it supplies notifications if you don’t support webmention; etc.
Replied to a post by HalstedHalsted (cygnoir.net)
Diamine Inkvent, Day 23: Wonderland. If by “wonderland” you mean “Tang orange drink mix.”
Cygnoir, congrats on your new IndieWeb wiki template. I’m glad to have another pen/ink enthusiast tinkering around in the space. In case you missed it, I’ve been experimenting with handwriting and the web over the last month. Here’s a summary: Handwriting my Website with a Digital Amanuensis.
RSVPed Attending Micro Camp 2021

Micro Camp will feature:

  • short talks by community members on a range of topics of interest
  • live text chat during presentations
  • Q&A breakout conferences afterwards
  • Mutual interest meetups scheduled throughout
  • Micro.blog 101 live Q&A with Manton and Jean

Read more at Jean's announcement post

This looks like fun!
Bookmarked Webmention and Twitter by Manton ReeceManton Reece (manton.org)
After the Webmention session last weekend, I was inspired to revisit a quirk of Micro.blog’s Webmention implementation. Bridgy is an IndieWeb-friendly service commonly used to forward tweet replies via Webmention. If you were using Bridgy to connect your blog to Twitter, Micro.blog had been essent...
Liked Goodbye @macgenie, hello @jean by Jean MacDonaldJean MacDonald (micro.welltempered.net)
I’ve been using “macgenie” as my internet name since I first signed up for Digg (Wikipedia article) in March 2007. A friend asked me to “digg” his news story, and I said I would try to do it quickly, but that I often suffered from decision paralysis when it came to choosing a user name. He...

I resemble this remark!

Replied to a post by w4rnerw4rner (Warner Writes)
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w4rner, I’m replying to your personal site on micro.blog from my site on WordPress and sending you a webmention. Hopefully you’ll see the reply somewhere within the m.b. interface, but not sure if/how it will display in the timeline. I’m guessing that since I’m not syndicating it directly into the timeline myself that it won’t appear there and may only appear on your page if your settings and set up allow it. (I see the conversation.js on your page, so I’m guessing it will.) I would suspect it should appear in your @mentions tab and you should be able to reply to it from there though.

Let me know what you find…

It’s annoyed me a bit since I did it, so I’ve finally gotten around to changing my username on micro.blog from @c to @chrisaldrich. This brings my identity there in line with much of the rest of my digital accounts which have the same username/handle/screen name.

I still have control of the separate @c account, but don’t plan on posting there actively. Maybe I’ll use it with another site?

I’ve been thinking about syndicating replies to micro.blog lately. Is anyone using Post Kinds Plugin or other platforms and syndicating (POSSE) to m.b. in a way they like? The way mine work, micro.blog pulls in the reply context first and then my reply which isn’t ideal. I know I could put the reply context underneath (Post Kinds allows that), but then in short replies, it will also add the context underneath my reply which isn’t great either.
Replied to Walled gardens in disguise by Felix PleşoianuFelix Pleşoianu (Felix Rambles)
At the end of June, I subscribed to micro.blog with some amount of hope. Nine weeks later, I canceled my account. Yeah, isn't that public timeline gorgeous? All pretty photos and thoughtful posts. Surprise! It's heavily curated. To the point of being suffocating in fact. You'll never going to see th...
Wow! I feel like Felix somehow missed and misunderstands a lot of the value of micro.blog and how it really works. Perhaps they haven’t read the documentation or explored it enough? 

This reads like Felix thinks the discover feed is the entire point of the platform and not simply a tangential discovery mechanism for new users. It feels like they didn’t realize they could subscribe to anyone they wanted and that feed is the one that most people find more valuable and use regularly.

It also reads like they weren’t getting any interaction at all in terms of replies/comments. Not sure if they had a paid account (and were just using micro.blog) or if they’re using their own site and just don’t have webmentions which means they have to manually go to find interactions.

On the other hand, micro.blog is doing a tremendous amount compared to simple silos like Twitter, Facebook, and Mastodon, so I’m not surprised that some people can misconstrue what is going on or even why. A lot of how you use it depends on what resources you have when you come to it. If anything though, micro.blog is the last thing out there that’s a walled garden in the social space.

Read What’s Up With Micro Monday? by Jean MacDonald (micro.welltempered.net)
It’s been over two years since we launched the ritual of Micro Monday. The idea was to help each other find new bloggers to follow. A lot of new folks have joined the platform recently, and I’d love it if we could help welcome them with recommendations. If you use the phrase “Micro Monday” i...