Indie Microblogging by Manton Reece

This book will be released on the web in summer 2020. If you backed the Kickstarter campaign, you'll get an update with a link to read the book. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can pre-order the book now.

Table of Contents


How the web used to be, and how it should be again.

Part 1: Rewind

Looking back.

Part 2: Foundation

All the basics. Setting up WordPress and other blogging platforms.

Part 3: IndieWeb

History of the IndieWeb. Microformats, Micropub, and posting tools.

Part 4: Hypertext

Links and photos. The impact of design choices.

Part 5: Notifications

Improving the blogging user experience. The rise of Mastodon. Real-time notifications with WebSub.

Part 6: Community

Conversations across blogs. Curation and discovery.


What's next.