Some time ago when I was working on refreshing my personal website, I built it with federation in mind.
At the time I didn’t know that’s what I was doing. I was familar with the term federation but not familiar with the fediverse and the technologies that power it, but the idea behind the site is that it pulls together all my activity from across various services into a single place.
Unfortunately, I never quite got it to where I wanted it to be. One by one the services that enable the content I was trying to import have either locked down the APIs I wanted to use, or I’ve stopped using them as they became very different places than they once were.
Fortunately, openly federated social media has become much more prevalent in that time and I’m choosing to embrace that – and, in time, use it to power and revive my little website.
In the meantime I’m just getting started, but there are a few places you can find me:
- @[email protected] is my mastodon account for short-form, short-lived content
- @[email protected] is my pixelfed account for images (although to get started I hope to make it simply a mirror of my Instagram, which I’m not quite ready to give up)
- @[email protected] – where you’re reading this – will be my home for longer-form content that goes a little deeper than what we once knew as a toot.
More to come!