February has come and gone and we’re at the end of another “5FTF” day with my employer WebDevStudios. As mentioned last month, I want to start documenting better what activities I participate in with these events. It also allows for some easy, routine, blog content.
Today was once again two-fold, with the first part of my documented 5FTF time being around reading some more about https://indieweb.xyz/ and getting a better grasp of what the site was about. In a lot of ways, it’s essentially a stripped down Reddit with a lot of IndieWeb functionality baked in.
You’re able to post to it and it’s “subs” by creating a post with h-entry and u-syndication microformat markup paired up with having Webmention support for your site. They have a variety of “subs” that can be linked to an have your posts automatically posted to. It’s like Reddit in that you can share your links on it, but it also removes the on-site commenting and discussion style post functionality. Instead it focuses on publishing the links for others to find and consume. I was able to successfully post to their test sub earlier on my A Pirate Life For Me domain. Pretty cool, if you ask me. Now to just get subscribed to some of their subs.
That was really all I managed to get through this month, and I consider it a beneficial day in the grand scheme of things.