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Half-Baked Thought

Another strange habit of many contemporary IndieWe...

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Another strange habit of many contemporary IndieWeb bloggers: the urge to publish simply everything. A result of perhaps chanting “own your data!” a couple of times too much? For example, endless “likes” such as https://collect.readwriterespond.com/abridged-literature-classics/ or “checkins” such as https://diggingthedigital.com/untappd-de-moersleutel-smeerolie-mexicake/ that, in my opinion, ultimately end up polluting my RSS reader instead of enriching it.

The consequence is me simply stopping from reading your site(s). Is liking or bookmarking without producing anything unique yourself really something that entices your readers to come back for more? I understand wanting to keep track of those, but are they really a part of your writings? That’s not blogging anymore, not even micro-blogging.

Thoughts, @ton ? A solution would be to have multiple RSS endpoints, such as you and I have, but these aren’t always configured the way I, as a consumer, want them to be.


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