Does owning your own domain = owning your content? I am not so sure.
I personally don’t care about the domain thing. It’s nice to own a TLD, but I’d be happy with kicks.neocities.org. My thing is being able to reply and write on my own site so I can style it and have a place to call home.
Twitter: (changed) – this blog now posts to Twitter via WordPress Jetpack. I made the change because I can control what goes out to Twitter on each individual post.
I think the biggest problem with syndication is ensuring your stuff looks good on the other side.
This is a big problem with micro.blog for an outsider. I have no need to run my blog from there—and I don’t want to start storing some stuff on micro.blog and some stuff here. I want all my stuff on one master bookshelf. But I’ve had a hell of a time getting my Webmention replies to show up there.
I then signed up for an account and added my feed.json for syndication there. My reply to frankm showed up in my feed. But it wasn’t until I sent a Webmention that the post finally ended up on the thread.
I wish I didn’t have to have an account—I should be able to just Webmention a reply like any other Indieweb blog out there, right?
Indieweb.xyz – this is manual, on a post by post basis.
Sweet, this is the way to do it. I use Jekyll under the hood, so I added a field to my posts that looks like this:
syndicate: [xyz:/en/linking, twitter:kickscondor]
So I can selectively syndicate posts. Once I can get Twitter right, I’ll probably syndicate everything there, like you do.
I think one syndication service I’d like to see is one where I could syndicate to an e-mail digest that people could sign up to get weekly or monthly.
I think I have this through WordPress. People can sign up for either instant email notifications or a digest. Nobody has signed up but it is a nice option to have.
I really like the idea of a regular summary. One of my itches is to make an archive page that would provide a summary of all my activities for a selected month.
I could build it with Google Sheets, I should probably start there.