I’m tickled to announce that i.webthings has been migrated to i.webthings hub at hub.iwebthings.com. All old permalinks and page links are redirecting accurately and comments/webmentions were carried over to their respective posts at the new location. As a result of the migration, it’s now possible to follow i.webthings on Mastodon.

To follow i.webthings from your Mastodon client, search for @hub.iwebthings.com and follow:

@hub.iwebthings.com@hub.iwebthings.com

If you already follow us by RSS, the old RSS feed redirects to the new feed.

Thanks for following i.webthings.

I’m pleased to announce the dailywebthing linkport and dailywebthing daily pointers are now available on the Fediverse. It’s easy to follow either (or both) of these linkblogs from your Mastodon client.

To follow the linkport, search for @the.dailywebthing in your client’s search form and follow:

@the.dailywebthing.com@the.dailywebthing.com

Note: @admin@the.dailywebthing.com is a remnant of previous testing and will no longer be updated.

To follow the daily pointers, search for @pointers.dailywebthing in your client’s search form and follow:

@pointers.dailywebthing.com@pointers.dailywebthing.com

Enjoy!

(also posted to /en/indieweb)

Learned a bit about ActivityPub and Bridgy Fed from Chris Aldrich’s response to Kicks’ link with comments to my last post. After having completed some testing over the last few days, I’m pleased to say it looks like I would be able to give visitors of the dailywebthing linkport and dwt daily pointers an easy way to follow those sites from Mastodon, etc. if I ultimately decide to add it as a permanent feature.

The key is being able to make my sites “act as stand-alone members of the Fediverse” instead of having to use a public Mastodon instance for posting (or cross-posting). My linkblogs use a different theme than my personal blogs and required using Bridgy Fed (the personal blogs work using ActivityPub only).

I do tend to agree with Kicks’ comments as to how some public instances may have “a somewhat narrow view of what’s ‘relevant.’ In my case, that seemed to be a factor.

Thanks Kicks for your comments and Chris for your helpful response.