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When you enter your website address, my website will fetch your page and look for a rel=subscribe link. This indicates where my site should send you to confirm and create the subscription. After finding your subscription endpoint, you will be redirected there to confirm the subscription at your website. It’s up to your software to actually subscribe to my website.

Add either an HTTP header or HTML tag like the below, and the URL you’re subscribing to will be added as the subscribe-to query string parameter,
e.g. ?subscribe-to=

Link: ; rel=”subscribe”

Really like the look of this ‘Follow’/subscribe process, just wondering if it is possible to do this with WordPress? Wonder if Chris Aldrich has this working?
Bookmarked Digital Spring Cleaning by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (

While these can seem like overwhelming tasks if you have to do them all at once, remember it’s never too late to start, and you can always make slow incremental progress too!

Add new accounts you create to a password manager, and slowly add your existing accounts as you log in to them. Unsubscribe from email newsletters as they arrive in your inbox. While Digital Spring Cleaning is a good chance to tick off a lot of the boxes at once, it’s worth it to set up these practices so that you can maintain them going forward!

By making a little progress over a long time, you’ll avoid ending up needing to spend a full day or two cleaning up a mess at the end of the year.

Aaron Parecki provides a run-down of some digital spring cleaning that we should all consider. This includes:

  • Backing up data
  • Organising your files
  • Digitizing documents
  • Cleaning up your inbox
  • Deleting unused apps from your phone
  • Reviewing your passwords and authentication

This is a useful resource alongside Chris Betcher’s elaboration on passwords and authentication and Ian O’Byrne’s series exploring digital hygiene.

Bookmarked Tips and Tools for Improving your Remote Meetings and Presentations on a Budget (Aaron Parecki)

Lots of people are suddenly finding themselves working from home, and need to join video conferences from their living room or home office. Here are several tips to improve your virtual meetings and presentations on a budget! I’ll start with some things you can do for free to improve your Zoom meetings. If you’re recording virtual conference talks from home, or hosting live webinars, you’ll definitely want to upgrade to a nicer camera, so take a look at my recommendations for the best video kits under $500 and under $1000!

There has been a lot written about the various applications that allow you to connect online via video. However, Aaron Parecki addresses the various tools which can help improve the audio and visual quality of recordings.Β  The only thing I wonder if I would add to the list is a portable green screen to mask the background? I remember someone sharing a sleeve you could put on the back of your chair, not sure what impact all of that has on sound and lighting.
Replied to by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (

If you’ve noticed has been not working well lately, that’s because Instagram is aggressively rate limiting certain requests.

I just updated it so that you can give it the URL of an individual photo and it will import it for you. Importing individual photos avoids a lot of th…

Might this be why my Instagram feed from Granary seemed to stop working recently?
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Goodbye #Melbourne! A short but sweet visit! I enjoyed your coffee and blue fairy penguins thoroughly.

Aaron, I enjoyed following your take on Melbourne while you visited. It is always interesting to see what stands out for others in a place that you come to take for granted.

Just wondering, where did you catch site of the penguins? Did you make it down to Philip Island or somehow see them at St. Kilda?

Replied to Emoji Avatars for My Website by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (

My previous avatar was almost 3 years old, and I was getting tired of it. I decided to replace my avatar on my website for my IndieWebCamp Austin hack day project. But if you know me, you know I can’t do anything the easy way. For my hack day project I made the avatar on each post in my website chan…

I love what emojis can provide, especially in regards to differentiating between post kinds. However, your human emoji avatars takes it to a whole new level. Love it!
Listened My Url Is (Episode 1) by an author from

In this episode Eddie interviews Aaron Parecki, one of the co-founders of the IndieWeb. We talk about how the IndieWeb got started, what makes an IndieWebCamp particularly memorable and how he decides if a new feature should be a public service or part of his website.

Eddie Hinkle interviews Aaron Parecki about his URL and involvement with the IndieWeb.
Liked OAuth for the Open Web by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (Aaron Parecki)

OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it.
While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used is …

Replied to Sending your First Webmention from Scratch by Aaron PareckiAaron Parecki (Aaron Parecki)

Webmention is one of the fundamental indieweb building blocks. It enables rich interactions between websites, like posting a comment or favorite on one site from another site. This post will walk you through the simplest way to get started sending webmentions to other sites so that you can use your own site to join the conversations happening on the Indie Web.

Aaron, this is a really useful introduction to the mechanics of webmentions. Am I right in saying that does the job of the HTTP request?

I am intrigued about what would need to happen for webmention endpoints to become a standard with WordPress or will it always be slightly niche?

Bookmarked Feed reader revolution by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)

It’s time to embrace open & disrupt social media

Aldrich outlines some of the current problems associated with social media. This includes reducing external access (see Medium) in an effort to control the content. For at the end of the day, they are simply content management systems. What is needed though is an integrated reader that allows for the ability to easily interact. Enter the #IndieWeb and the missing pieces to the puzzle, such as webmentions and micropub.

In a different post, Aldrich extends this discussion by breaking down his workflow. He explains how he uses of Inoreader to sort through content and then saves content to his site. He also uses Calibre and Kindle to manage documents.

Adding to this discussion, Aaron Parecki has released an IndieWeb Reader which builds on these pieces and processes for an integrated solution. I think that the challenge moving forward is the simplicity of such solutions for Generation 3 and 4.