Notes.

Amit Gawande

I wish I did not have to use any of the Google apps on iOS. But I just can’t find a way to drop Gmail. I guess email has to die for that to happen — anyway it’s just a spam galore.

Amit Gawande

Enabled the h-entry microformat markup to posts/journal entries. POSSE handled via IFTTT recipes on feeds. Still need to set up a micropub endpoint — this looks tricky. Daniel Goldsmith’s detailed post hopefully helps.

Amit Gawande

Embracing IndieWeb can at times feel overwhelming. But it’s the amazing implementations that keep me inspired - ones from the likes of Barnaby Walters, @adactio (Jeremy Keith), Kartik Prabhu, and many more. Over to Micropub now.

Amit Gawande

I have enabled an extremely basic processing and display of two types of posts - likes and replies. However, am still not sure the possible activity types as responses from webmention.io in documentation. Any idea @aaronpk?

Amit Gawande

On my journey towards embracing IndieWeb, achieved - identify via microformats2, IndieAuth enabled, webmention addressed - receive and send mentions and of course, micro.blog syndication. Couple of open items - significance of h-entry for posts, way to process and display incoming webmentions.

Amit Gawande

Experimentation continues with IndieWeb projects — over to Webmentions. It is a really wonderful concept which enables responses to a post to be written on one’s own website. As Jeremy Keith wrote in one of his posts:

Basically, it’s an equivalent to pingback. Let’s say I write something here on adactio.com. Suppose that prompts you to write something in response on your own site. A web mention is a way for you to let me know that your response exists.

Even better, and simpler to follow explanation is put out by Drew Mclellan detailing what’s involved in implementing webmentions.

The flow goes something like this.

  • Frankie posts a blog entry.
  • Alex has thoughts in response, so also posts a blog entry linking to
  • Alex’s publishing software finds the link and fetches Frankie’s post, finding the URL of Frankie’s Webmention endpoint in the document.
  • Alex’s software sends a notification to the endpoint.
  • Frankie’s software then fetches Alex’s post to verify that it really does link back, and then chooses how to display the reaction alongside Frankie’s post.

The end result is that by being notified of the external reaction, the publisher is able to aggregate those reactions and collect them together with the original content.

I have got the webmentions (and pingbacks) enabled here — over to testing now. So there you have it. This post is also an attempt at sending a webmention.

Amit Gawande

Today has really been extremely productive. I have got many of the things sorted out. Posting from a workable CMS (thanks Netlify CMS), crossposting to twitter and of course to micro.blog. Delighted!

Amit Gawande

Exploring the option to enable an editorial process in CMS. So that a draft can be saved first before it is published. This will be a nice option to have for longer post.

Interest behavior. Understood how it works. It satisfies my needs. A post passes through multiple stages. For me, only important stages are save and publish. Trying Ready anyway.

Amit Gawande

Managed to solve the problem with avoiding issue with including title for microblog in crossposting. Solution? Of course, involved fixing the RSS feed — relevant even today.

Amit Gawande

It’s been about 6 months now that I got my static site up with Hugo. Pretty satisfied with what I’ve got running. However, though I am digging posting on mobile as git commits, I’ve been in need of a lite, static CMS. Exploring Netlify CMS.

Problem I am currently facing with Netlify CMS is it defaults to the title as filename for a new post. I do not want to use any for the journal entries, especially to keep crossposting simple.