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Micro.blog

Post short thoughts or long essays, share photos, all on your own blog. Micro.blog makes it easy, and provides a friendly community where you can share and engage with others.

Micro.blog is the brain child of Manton Reece. He contacted me in 2021 to help him work on it and bring my skills to it. Can’t wait to see what this relationship brings in the long term. I am forever grateful for the opportunity and hope to blog more about it here (as one of my own).

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Getting pretty close with the share intent/extension on Android for Micro.blog. Everything is working. Going through some minor bugs I found. Perhaps this is ready sooner than later ✌️❤️

Spending some time to get the Micro.blog Android app share intent/extension working. It's passing data nicely and also shows up in the share sheet now, including for images via Google Photos (as an example).

Lots more work to do though.

We've been a little late on updating the Android app for Micro.blog. That's on me. I know it's been 4 weeks since the last update (‼️)... We're gonna push out a new version this week with all the latest goodies. Also fixes an issue with not being able to activate push notifications on Android 13.

Another update on the Micro.blog image outage: This is now a confirmed issue with the upstream provider.

Just a quick update on the errors we are seeing on Micro.blog, it looks like the issue lies with Linode and their storage. Need to wait and see. Don't think this is our fault because I remember the SSL certs being renewed recently.

There are a few issues with displaying some images, like Avatars and Uploads, on Micro.blog. If you use the CDN for your hosted site images then these are also affected. This is caused by invalid SSL certificates (and I don't have access to renew these 😭 ...yet 😅). Updates when we have them.

Excited to start something new-ish on Micro.blog, for the website ✌️ You'll have to wait and see what it might be.

Micro.blog as a saved web app on Sonoma! Seriously awesome. I can see how it could be tweaked ever so slightly. Happy we took the time to make it look nice across different screen sizes.

One more Micro.blog app related fix we will have for the next iOS update: The post editor now scrolls nicely when the post is super long. Previously it wouldn't let you scroll 😋🤷‍♂️

Some awesome little tweaks coming to the post editor for the Micro.blog app soon. Specifically you can now open the "Uploads" section, grab any previously uploaded media and easily add it to the post, which includes videos and audio with ease. Still working on it, but it's pretty cool.

We're hoping to ship the next version of the Micro.blog app for Android this week also. This will bring it inline with iOS. Some exceptions, for now: Share Extension & syntax highlighting.

I am so happy we can work with React Native and work on one codebase ✌️❤️

If anyone is working on a Micro.blog app, theme and/or plugin, please let me know. I'm working on something "unofficial" over the next few weeks and want to... erm... preview something when it's ready.

Quick! Manton is traveling and I'm working on the Micro.blog iOS app. Anything you'd like me to look at that's a quick one to implement? 😋

Heading out for a walk, clear my head, then working on the Micro.blog app and finish cross-posting logic. Might pick up a beer and have it danger close to my laptop 😋

Currently working on cross-posting options on the Micro.blog app. Because we're cool and hip! 😋