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Remote Goals for IWC Austin

In no particular order, the things I’m hoping to accomplish remotely during IWC Austin https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indiewebcamp-austin-2017-tickets-39918084064

  • Pull Request for IW WordPress plugin for automating grunt task to build README.md
  • document basics for contributing documentation to README.txt in IndieWeb WordPress plugins
  • and drum roll please 🥁…launch profile site

What are your IndieWeb plans this weekend?

Towards an IndieWeb Way of Life™ Public Profile

I have GitHub, Twitter, FB & Instagram profile pages. Each lend context to that platform. However my web presence is a sum of all of those. As I move more and more towards an IndieWeb Way of Life™ I wanted a a true public profile encapsulating all of the content and activity across those platforms and ones to come.

I struggled trying to have a blog where I talk about my 2 favorite topics, food and tech while initiating my web interactions on my personal site. There felt a disconnect. So over time I’ve evolved to believe I should have separate sites for these activities. My initial thought was to have separate sites for the tech talk and food talk, and use my original blog domain, miklb.com as the aggregate site. But then I picked up (again) michaelbishop.me and it dawned on me that truly should be my main public profile and social activity hub, and keep my original blog a blog.

So over the next few days I’ll be making the switch and originating all of my personal notes and replies on the personal domain, and strictly blogging on this site. There will be hiccups and broken bits as I make the change, but I’m excited about having a one true source of my public web activities and a profile page I have complete control over how it looks and feels, versus only have a few boxes I can add info to.

Homebrew Website Club: One Year In

Homebrew Website Club: One Year In
A post on jonathanprozzi.net by j-p
However, I started to eventually hit a bit of a wall: when I was faced with limited time I was constantly needing to evaluate whether to spend my time learning the tool (Hugo/Golang) and wanting to create content. I had the ideas and knew what I wanted to create, and even started several series of articles on my previous site, but when I would start pushing out blog posts I wouldn’t be working on implementing necessary features to my site.

Jonathan outlines a path very similar to my own journey from static site generator to WordPress with the added plan of helping grow the IndieWeb WordPress ecosystem. 6 months into my WP IndieWeb journey I have some thoughts I should write about, both about the WP ecosystem as well as my own plans for this domain.

What Does the IndieWeb Mean to Me?

Today in an important video conference I wore my IndieWeb Camp t-shirt. They couldn’t see it, but I felt like a superhero.

Not because I’m in some kind of club, but because of the principles behind the IndieWeb. Empowering yourself to own your content. Learning about the technologies behind it and sharing that knowledge with others.

Not to mention the brilliant people from all over the globe I’ve been exposed to over the past 12 years of working with people who build tools to allow anyone to have a voice on the Internet. That exposure and sharing of knowledge has made me a better person, and that makes me feel like a superhero.