💬 Where did my webmentions go?

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A couple of days ago I noticed the webmentions from bridgy had stopped coming in to this blog. It took me a while but I eventually noticed that the icons an links to syndicated posts were not showing up on my posts.

I really like your point John about ‘technical debt’:

I am again reminded about the technical debt in using IndieWeb technologies on this blog without the full understanding of what is going on.

I recently went looking for where I changed the footer of my blog to update the images. Spent thirty minutes looking. Gave up.

I am still glad I do it, but I do sometimes worry. On the positive side, it really helps with my work in supporting others and thinking of what questions to consider. Also highlights the importance of clear documentation.

One response on “💬 Where did my webmentions go?”

  1. Hi Aaron,
    I think the clear documentation is where I fall down. I’ve no idea why I made a custom footer file now. Sometimes I manage to write comments in the code, but I often assume I’ll remember what I was doing.
    I discover “technical-debt” in my work as product owner for Glow Blogs. Often what I wanted would require custom code and it would be pointed out to me that would need to be maintained. The other concept that was repeatedly explained to me was my tendency to “solutionise” which was outside my role. Both valuable lessons I’ve not completely learnt.

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