Reply to “Indieweb as state of mind” by Leon Paternoster

Original post found at: https://www.thisdaysportion.com/posts/indieweb-is-not-social-media/

I found this all an interesting discussion! I’ve certainly enjoyed having my own site again and tinkering to add various IndieWeb features, but it’s not something I’d realistically expect the average person to do. That said, I also agree that the fundamentals of the IndieWeb are really just having your own site – everything else like post types, webmentions, etc. seem mainly there to mimic social media, which I think is an awesome extra, but isn’t necessary just to have your own, “independent” site. The latter is much easier of course (although still not something everyone will want to do).

Another thing I will say I’ve noticed is that most of the people who’ve implemented IndieWeb principles to any degree on their site also have Micro.blog accounts… making it much easier in most cases to comment on Micro.blog than by actually making a reply post on my own site. I guess there’s nothing really wrong with that, but it just seems funny given the “IndieWeb” ethos. I can make the effort to do otherwise (like I’m doing for this, now) but most of the time I wonder what’d be the point, and take the path of least resistance.


Original post found at: https://lmika.org/2021/07/22/seeking-out-bad.html

@lmika(external link) I can completely relate to this. I think there are numerous issues that I’d like to be aware of and understand, but the daily flood of posts just drilling into me over and over again how awful things are is unnecessary and not great for my wellbeing. When I was an undergrad, at least I was involved in activism to try to “do something” about these issues, but it ended up feeling so unproductive it got dispiriting 🙁 These days, I would like to stay informed, but there’s such a fine line between staying informed and depressing myself…

Reply to “/ Luna drops something” by @Gaby

Original post found at: https://gabz.me/2021/06/12/luna-drops-something.html

@Gaby(external link) Hahaha, you have the right attitude imo 😉 Once I was teaching grade 4s and they were supposed to be going out to play a game, but apparently one of them had forgotten to put her lunchbox away first… which I found out when she cried, “OH SHIT! MY LUNCHBOX!” and bolted. Her friends turned straight to me with deer-in-headlights looks… but I’m not going to punish normal language use 😅 So they were very relieved when I said, “I’m just gonna pretend I didn’t hear that…”

Reply to “Damn! Would you believe we have a friend who’s dad also died after a climb?…” by @maique

Original post found at: https://micro.blog/maique/11536098

@maique(external link) It’s definitely something where I think people underestimate the danger 😔 Vivian’s dad, too, made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro but succumbed to this(external link) later that day. As for my dad, he’ll be fine, I’m sure, but it has been a nasty shock, and work’ll be really hectic for him for a while.

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