Replied to https://colinwalker.blog/?date=2022-04-08 (colinwalker.blog)

For a few years now, it has been a goal (or more of a dream) to build my own feed reader which integrates directly with the blog making it easy to perform indieweb actions such as likes and replies. I started building a WordPress plugin back in 2018 but quickly abandoned it as I didn’t have the coding skills necessary at the time.

Today I am officially unveiling /reader, my new indie, integrated feed reader.

Colin, this looks great. I really like the idea of a customised reader. I wish I had the skills to achieve what you have done. Maybe one day.
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With things like Monocle, Together and Indigenous, I’m thinking we can get there. There’s things I’d like to see that I’m working on bundling into my own take on a social reader (codename Brother Eye for now):

  • I’d like to see from my reader who’ve interacted with a particular post. Bonus points if it’s sorted by people who I have marked a particular relationship with.
  • The ability to surface recommendable content and also explain why it was shown without marketing jargon is also a big add.
  • Having humane design principles built in is a must.

This is just a short list of things I’d want to see in said readers. I’ll add more as time goes on.