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Up early in Los Angeles to remote attend Austin today.
Chat: https://chat.indieweb.org/2017-12-09#bottom
Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB4zHGpvyig
Schedule: https://indieweb.org/2017/Austin

 

@minezone Are you attending the upcoming IndieWebCamp in Austin?
https://2017.indieweb.org/austin

 

Some of the smartest (and kindest) people I know will be meeting in on Dec 9&10 to help make the internet a better place one website at a time.

I hope you can join them: https://2017.indieweb.org/austin

 

Between @BeakerBrowser and @IndieWebCamp, it looks like Austin is the place to be in December:
https://twitter.com/BeakerBrowser/status/935182379139952640
https://indieweb.org/2017/Austin

 

@khurtwilliams A bunch of us are working on making it all easier in steps, but we're also doing it on a volunteer basis. Some of the key is knowing what it all comprises from a top-down perspective, then knowing what each of the individual pieces are and how they work. Nearly every week there's something new and cool. The key is to figure out which things you find the most useful and valuable and work on those one at a time.

It's a LOT easier now that it was even 8 months ago and will be measurably easier as time goes by. I'm currently writing a book on how to do it all at the level of "IndieWeb with WordPress for Dummies". Ideally it'll be as easy to do as signing up for a Twitter or Facebook account and just going, but we're not quite there yet, but it's getting easier to do the set up without knowing a lot of (or any) code. Hoping into the chat, going to a Homebrew Website Club or IndieWebCamp can be immeasurably helpful as well.

Again, if you want to do a quick conference call/video chat, I'm happy to help you out.

 

Wishing I could attend New York in person this weekend. I highly recommend it to others.
https://2017.indieweb.org/nyc

 

Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | July 12, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Online: Google Hangouts (link TBA)

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site.

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Google Hangout: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/nu3zwcimzbhxrmlxv343yq2zsme

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 16:30 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-07-12-homebrew-website-club#Virtual_Americas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/237991833381531

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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IndieWebCamp Nuremberg 2017 – julie anne noying

 

IndieWebCamp Düsseldorf 2017 – julie anne noying

 

Jeremy Cherfas: Flight booked for @indiewebcamp Nürnberg. This is getting real.

 

Homebrew Website Club Meetup | March 8, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Starbucks, 4430 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site.

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 18:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-03-08-homebrew-website-club
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/263613614086597/
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/238151537/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | February 22, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Virtual: Google Hangouts

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Participate: Link to Google Hangout https://hangouts.google.com/call/swlermyderda5f2suhctzthy5ye

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site.

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 17:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-02-22-homebrew-website-club

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jeremy, Like you, I had some of the same issues and questions when I first started. I'd had a primary website for a while that was a bit more blog-ish on WordPress with a few other subsidiary sites for work related things. When I got into IndieWeb, WithKnown had a great plug-and play set up for almost everything, so for me, it made a nice easy place to start. I also wanted to play with Known and use it to get my feet wet. I was particularly interested in owning a lot of the shorter form posting/microblogging like Twitter without overwhelming my prior subscribers on my WordPress blog with a lot of shorter "fluff". Once I'd gotten a few things working, Known was also incredibly good at quick short posts using bookmarklets (or this mobile solution I'd come up with: http://stream.boffosocko.com/2016/sharing-from-the-indieweb-on-mobile-android-with-apps-and ). Initially the big difference between my sites was where I stored longer form content and shorter form.

Slowly over time, as I've been adding bits and pieces here and there to my WordPress set up, it has been owning more and more while somewhat less lives on my Known Install. There's also been a huge amount of community development on the WordPress side, so that it's tremendously better now than it was when I started and continues to grow. I think I hit a bigger turning point after IndieWebCamp LA when I was able to work out a bit more about how I want to own and syndicate things from my primary hub (on WordPress). (See also: http://boffosocko.com/2016/12/18/rss-feeds-a-follow-up-on-my-indieweb-commitment-2017/ which has some thoughts about adding RSS feeds from one site to cover multiple other sites). The nice part about owning your own site is that you get to figure out what to do with it and you can literally do almost anything. For example, very shortly I'm about to attempt to own all of my checkins on my WordPress site instead of on Known as I've got almost all the moving pieces to do it in a way I like.

Ultimately, I'd recommend doing what works best for you at the moment as there are literally hundreds/thousands of ways to pull it off. Do things one at a time in small bite-sized chunks until you have it the way you want it. There's no reason to do everything all at once. Sometimes I've found that creating posts literally by hand in raw html has been a great way to start to see both how it looks/works, and then use that experience to figure out how to best/most easily automate it going forward.

I'll also note that my coding skills were old and rusty and have been slowly getting better over time as each piece evolves. Another nice part of the process is that you'll have a chance to see how others are doing things with examples from the wiki to help you figure out what might work best for you. Over the process I've also seen others stop, change gears, and even platforms, and try out something totally different. The key seems to be to start with something you know and begin working from there based on your particular "itches" and needs [http://indieweb.org/itches]. Document in the wiki pages what works for you and what doesn't and why to help others along the way. What works for you won't necessarily be the best solution for others and vice-versa, but there's lots of examples out there to work off of.

Your post was certainly a good start for taking stock of what you've got and where you might like to go. Now just make a list of your itches and do things a step at a time. I know there's an IndieWeb Cat [https://indiewebcat.com/] and an IndieWeb Library [http://boffosocko.com/2016/07/16/the-indieweb-ified-library/], so I'm glad to think that there might be some IndieWeb bread out there soon too. (This reminds me that I want to get back to microformats for recipes again in relation to JetPack's shortcode work: https://jetpack.com/support/shortcode-embeds/).

Good luck!

 

Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | January 11, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Virtual: Google Hangouts

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Link to Google Hangouts to come.
Participate: https://hangouts.google.com/call/y5iyrcq2njeo3lcxzilvfdrk4me
Live Stream: http://youtu.be/LOlCs7kZaVs

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 16:30 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-01-11-homebrew-website-club#Virtual
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225386650875399/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/236804508/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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@aegibson73 Like doesn't work in what sense? It's really just a URL field and nothing else. You might also try uninstalling and reinstalling. (And I'm presuming you've enabled it in the settings at /admin/plugins/)

If you have your site set up with the Twiiter plugin (or Convoy) then you should be able to use it to "like" tweets and the "like" will be POSSEd to Twitter as well. (I demoed a mobile version of this at IndieWebCamp LA which I'm pretty sure was recorded in the demo section at the beginning of day one and available at the Youtube channel.)