Our non-profit has an org domain name, so we’ll have to evaluate the options. As you say, we have to decide whether we can let it go, even if we wanted to, as someone else might pick it up and leech off our reputation.
Using speculative fiction as a means for exploring alternative economies, and then engaging economists with it as a reality check, would make for some great conversations.
I enjoyed Four Futures by Peter Frase as something that looked at the overlap of sci-fi and possible economic futures.
I’ve enjoyed reading your blog the past 6 months and have learned a lot from it. Here’s to the next twelve!
The WordPress IndieWeb ecosystem has enabled me to be a fully-fledged citizen of the IndieWeb. Everyone who has gotten it to where it is now is awesome! 🎉
(P.S. great site)
Despite the naming I am not yet 100% sure about the relationship between my blog and my wiki. They are just loosely defined in my head at the moment as both simply me hypertexting to help me think. The actuality of what I post where and when (and why) is still a bit fluid.
At first I saw the blog as being the more ephemeral of the two, the stream of consciousness, and the wiki being where thoughts go when they are fully baked. But that has not been entirely the case so far. Some things I will actually write first in my wiki, completely undercooked, and shortly afterwards post to my blog timeline once I’ve thought it through a bit more in (almost) privacy.
At the moment I think I see the wiki as being ‘the bits that I want to keep’ long-term, and the blog as being ‘the thoughts that I want to share’ in the here and now. I might piece some thoughts together on the wiki, then share them via the blog for interaction, and then polish up the thoughts on the wiki based on what I’ve learned. For me (at the moment) the blog is social and interactive, the wiki is (publicly…) private and introspective.
The main technical distinction at the moment is that I *expect* to edit the text on the wiki, whereas I generally never go back and edit things I’ve posted to my blog timeline. (And in fact, I’m thinking about also automatically making timeline posts older than X months become private).
Maybe I should think of them *both* as my commonplace book, taken together.
Thanks for posting your thoughts, Frank, it made me think about some of mine. In case you haven’t seen it, Kicks’ post on hypertexting is very good – www.kickscondor.com/hypertexting/. And Ton has some great thoughts on it of course (www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/06/the-blog-and-wiki-combo/) 🙂
On a positive, at OggCamp some associated with @theastralship was very into geodesic domes. I think the spirit lives on in many forms!
If you were to create a note then it would post the full content of the note as a toot, I think.
My own test post wasn’t great though – it included the link back to my site (even though I have it set not to in Syndication Links), and also included the text ‘Also on’.
When I get chance I will test it further, and maybe write a blog post revisiting all the different IndieWeb to Mastodon options!
"Even if you don’t have ‘substantive insights’ in your areas of interest but still consistently blog, there will be impact."
This really resonates with me – I feel like the more I blog, the more my thoughts have substance.
Have you tried Granary?
I haven’t tried it with instagram, but it works great for twitter.
I used to follow individual accounts from Twitter using granary (doubleloop.net/2019/03/12/following-twitter-peeps-in-an-indiereader-with-granary-io-and-microsub/), however I realised from discussion with Ryan (snarfed.org, who makes granary.io) that doing that puts unnecessary load on granary and your microsub server. However, doing it via twitter ‘lists’ is OK.
I don’t think it has iOS support though sadly!