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How to Indiewebify your site

Richard MacManus has an introductory post about IndieWebifying his blog and I think I’m going to dig into the process a little more and add more IndieWeb elements to my site.

The IndieWeb movement has seemed pretty geeky to me since I first heard about it (probably from Kevin Marks). I haven’t been sure what to make of it but the more I learn about it the more it interests me.

I’ve already installed a couple IndieWeb plugins in this blog and I like the benefits I’ve seen.

Richard MacManus (I mentioned him and his blog a couple days ago) published the first part of his guide to IndieWebifying his blog and I just started reading it.

I’ve decided to re-design my personal website, My primary reason is to become a full-fledged member of the IndieWeb community. If I’m writing about Open Web technologies here on AltPlatform, then I ought to be eating my own dog food. Another reason is to discover – likely by trial and error – how to route around Walled Gardens like Facebook and Twitter, which host so much of our content these days. In other words, my goal is to make my personal website the hub for my Web presence. Finally, I want to re-discover blogging in 2017 – what it can do in this era, who’s doing interesting things and how, and what opportunities there might be for the Open Web to cross into the mainstream.

I clicked across to the site he linked to and I think I have a new personal project to complete this site’s IndieWebification. Exciting!

By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

6 replies on “How to Indiewebify your site”

Nathan Jeffery – George, South Africa – Results driven, technology strategist and business enthusiast. Fuelled by artisan coffee, I work remote, consulting on product development and infrastructure.
nuclearpengy says:

Cool, it looks like some of this might be good for SEO too.

I’ve found content posted on social media has a very short half-life; blogging seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.

I think email newsletters are also a great way to share a message without being locked into any proprietary system; I started one last year but haven’t managed to get into a publishing rhythm.

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
Paul says:

I don’t believe any single distribution option will be a complete solution. Email is certainly a popular option but fortunately you can use email, social and RSS at the same time. Audiences can choose which they prefer.

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