March 29, 2020

As an IndieWeb newbie I am very much still getting to grips with many aspects of applying the principles to my Wordpress blog. I had been struggling with how to implement reply-contexts until I came across this article by Chris Aldrich where he explains very clearly how to use the Post Kinds plugin. I hadn’t discovered the Response Properties box available in the post editor up until this point, but now I have I can show neat looking links, excerpts and author details for anything that I am replying to or commenting on. Read more

March 12, 2020

NetNewsWire - never used any previous iterations of it before. Loaded it onto my phone this week. Clean and simple interface. Fast loading. Easy to use. Easily beats any other RSS readers I’ve used. On my home screen.

February 26, 2020

Having moved my blog to Wordpress, the first task

Having moved my blog to Wordpress, the first task was to choose an IndieWeb-friendly theme. Over at IndieWeb.org there is advice aplenty on what themes work well - I won’t pretend to understand it all yet. I have used Autonomie by Matthias Pfefferle. I like it’s minimalist look - no doubt some tinkering will occur. The second task was to find a way to easily post to the blog without involving the ghastly Wordpress app. Read more

February 24, 2020

For the past few months my blog has been hosted on Micro.blog. I really like the frictionless nature of using it. I mentioned this in a post in which I also said that I was done with Wordpress. So why have I been fiddling around with a self-hosted Wordpress site for my blog for the last week? Firstly, when I said I was done with Wordpress I was referring to Wordpress. Read more

October 24, 2019

Before using Micro.blog I had a blog on Wordpress.com. In fact, I’ve had more than one - all started with good intentions, but each has run aground. One reason is Wordpress itself. It is so feature rich that it would get in the way of what blogging is about - writing. And I’m not talking about being distracted by features. I found using both the Wordpress app and website at best slow and clunky, at worst prone to freezing and crashing. Read more

August 12, 2019

Welcome to my blog. I have started various blogs over the years, most of which have fizzled out for one reason or another. I like the discipline of writing - I think it is good for my brain. Probably the main reason that I have not managed to keep blogging in the past is because most of the ones I have started are on a single topic. Because I tend to dabble in one thing, move on to something else, and then come back, I often found I lost momentum. Read more

Stephen James

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