With this choice for #OnlineArtExchange #ClapForCarers we pay tribute to cleaning staff in hospitals UK-wide. Playing an incredibly important role in tackling the pandemic. The painting by Clifford Hooper Rowe ‘Hospital Laundry Workers’ is in the @PHMMcr collection. pic.twitter.com/yYHoU1D6RR
— Leeds Art Gallery (@LeedsArtGallery) April 2, 2020
In a nutshell:
At the heart of the IndieWeb is an attempt to unify the ideas behind personal websites, blogs and social networks, but in a manner consistent with how the world wide web operates.
Your website acts much like your wall on Facebook or your timeline on Twitter – it’s your personal soapbox, your castle on the web.
[…]one recreates, in a decentralized manner, the kinds of online interactions one has come to expect from private social networks.
I fixed a small issue in my theme that I’d noticed, where other people’s sites weren’t picking up my author details. The problem? My author info wasn’t included in the entries. I had a site-wide h-card but I hadn’t got it in the entries themselves.
I just wrote a big ol’ blog post about indiewebifying my event discovery and RSVPs. Thinking about it just now, however, it’s a bit of a mish-mash between why I wanted to do it, and how I did it.
For someone coming to the post who is new to the IndieWeb, it’s probably bit off-putting (and maybe fuel for the fire of ‘IndieWeb is too complicated’). And for someone who already knows about the IndieWeb, but isn’t using WordPress, they might skip over the hows and in the process miss some of the whys.
So in future I might try and split these kinds of articles into two – a ‘why’ post, and a ‘how I did it’ post. The ‘why’ post will kind of be my behaviour-driven development specs, so to speak, and probably mostly links to various pattern pages on the IndieWeb wiki. And the ‘how’ post will get into the weeds of one very specific implementation, liberally referring back to the ‘why’ post.
I think that would work well and make the articles a bit more reusable and less niche.
Been doing a small bit of wiki gardening on my books pages today. Nothing major, just starting to link the different ideas from different books to the concepts they’re discussing.
I really like how Nadia Eghbal‘s writings are peppered with cultural references. When I’m getting to the point where I’m writing longer-form articles on an idea, I would like them to have a similar cross-pollination vibe. Like Mark Fisher, too.