Making My Own Photo Timeline
Instagram became too much for me to accept for a couple reasons. I enjoy creating neat photos and sharing them with the world, so I am building my timeline called One Shot! In the spirit of the open web, I am hosting it through micro.blog in a separate timeline.
The Photoblog will cross-post to the Main Blog, so there won’t be a need for a second username on micro.blog, and this solves the problem of someone wanting to follow both and then getting double posts.
The basic premise is there, and now I need to finish the implementation. The first thing I need to finish is backfilling in the ~120 photos with the correct dates and metadata, so the timeline is accurate and up to date. Secondly, comes the design! Finally, making sure all the cross-posting stuff is working correctly.
The entire backlog is now up! 🎉
Q: How do you create a second blog?
A:On the web, in the main navigation, click “Plans” and then “New Microblog”. Give that blog a name for your photoblog.
Q: How do you cross post the photoblog into your main blog?
A: Go to micro.blog/account and under the ‘Feeds’ section add your photoblog feed.
Q: How do you post photos to the photoblog from your iOS device?
A: Because this list of photos is curated, I don’t often need to post them from phone, but sometimes I do when traveling. The easiest way to do this is to open micro.blog in the browser, tap “New Post” > “Switch Site” > Select photoblog. Done! The native micro.blog app will get multiple blog support soon. Sunlit now supports multiple blogs as of version 2.1!
The latest version of the micro.blog mac app has support for Instagram imports!