@frostedechoes @ronguest Perhaps they don’t know how to integrate WordPress and Micro.blog. Here’s my current favourite post on the topic: Configuring WordPress for Micro.blog by @ChrisReed. Additionally Usernames on Micro.blog by @manton.
I recently did a little site update. The biggest change was connecting it to my Micro.blog and syndicating the posts here. Micro.blog, in turn, picked up my Instagram posts, routing them over here as well. This was done using a cool, little service called OwnYourGram.
Though a brilliant (and free!) initiative, it didn’t work very well. It was hard to keep track of just when it would reroute my pics, and the other day it stopped working completely. The error message was kinda vague, so I have no idea who’s to blame – might be OwnYourGram, might be micro.blog… might be me.
Anyway, I’d recently set up Zapier to tell Netlify to update my site whenever I’d posted something new to micro.blog, so I thought I’d check if it could also do my Instagram sharing for me. Turns out it could!
I don’t post to Instagram as often as I used to. I prefer to post images to my website first. But I thought it would be useful to pull in my Instagram updates to micro.blog. My Instagram is set to point to my WordPress.org website for “backfeed” responses. OwnYourGram is not a solution for me.
Update: I used the same method to pull in posts from Untappd.
After reading Patrick’s short post, I want to try this experiment as well. I also have used Twitter less and less. I have used all of the social networks less this year than in the past. But not for the continuous angst-ridden reason some people have. I wasn’t excited anymore. Perhaps a return to the basics will help. I don’t know, but it’s worth a try.