Posting to Micro.blog
After seeing Colin Devroe respond to my post about his photo process, I realised that there was no good way for people to interact with this site. Not that I’m expecting much, but it helps to have a way to contact an author for corrections if nothing else.
Colin managed to dig out my dormant Twitter handle for this site (that I’d more or less forgotten about) to let me know there was a problem with the RSS feed - very kind of him to point it out, and now fixed hopefully.
As a result of this interaction, I started looking around for a way to automatically syndicate posts to Twitter again (which used to be easy with Wordpress). nicemachine is published using GitHub and Netlify, so it looked like this was going to be complicated.
Micro.blog to the rescue! As well as Twitter I thought I should finally push posts to my empty Micro.blog account too, which is incredibly easy - just add an RSS feed to your account and it’s done.
And as a nice bonus, the Micro.blog setup solved the Twitter problem too - it will cross-post anything coming in on the feed to Twitter too. I’ll be interested to see if the Twitter link is to the original post or to the Micro.blog feed - hopefully the former.
In any case, posts from here should now be turning up on both platforms. Hello if you found this in either!