Zapping Instagram pics to Micro.blog by Carl Rustung (Carl Rustung)

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.

The instructions provided by @CarlRustung were easy for me to follow. It works!

Update: I used the same method to pull in posts from Untappd.

I am in Skillman, NJ, drinking Wake the Sun by Madewest Brewing Company. Madewest Brewing Company is a Micro Brewery in Ventura, CA. Wake the Sun beer style is IPA - New England, with an ABV of 7.2% and IBU of 0. I gave Wake the Sun a 3.75 on Untappd's 5 point rating system.

October
And the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear
What do I care?

Brewer's notes

Hazy IPA packed with a copious amount of Mosaic, Galaxy & Simcoe hops. This beer is bursting with a ripe juicy character you can smell from a mile away. Notes of fresh peaches, mango and papaya. This beer delivers with a smooth silky mouthfeel and a refreshing finish.

Entry created on Zapier time: 2018-10-12T16:42:50-04:00

I am in PJ's Pancake House, drinking Present Moment by Tree House Brewing Company. Tree House Brewing Company is a Regional Brewery in Charlton, MA. Present Moment beer style is Pale Ale - American, with an ABV of 5.4% and IBU of 0. I gave Present Moment a 4 on Untappd's 5 point rating system.

Brewer's notes

A new American Pale Ale brewed with buckets (literally) of Southern Hemisphere hops. Moment pours a gorgeous hazy yellow in the glass and gives off aromas of juicy fruit gum, pineapple, and passionfruit. The flavors follows suit with a big punch of young pineapple, grapefruit, and orange rind. We even get a bit of cantaloupe. A vibrant beer from the can, or poured into your favorite tulip… Subsist in the moment!

Tree House Brewing Company brews a vast array of ales. The offerings vary based on the season, our moods, and innovations discovered in the midst of day in and day out brewing. Our artisan brewery knows no bounds and we are driven by an intense curiosity of ingredients and how they blend together to create something special.

Entry created on Zapier time: 2018-10-12T16:34:49-04:00