Micro.blog has always supported cross-posting to Twitter. Write a post on your own blog, and Micro.blog will send it to Twitter with a bunch of great default logic like attaching photos, appending inline links, and smart truncation so that tweets look great.
Today we’re adding Medium as a supported cross-posting destination. At first I had resisted adding Medium because Medium might be someone’s primary blog, so it made more sense for you to post directly to Medium yourself and then add the RSS feed to Micro.blog, so that posts show up in the Micro.blog timeline.
But recently Medium discontinued support for custom domain names. And if you can’t even have a domain name for your blog, it’s clear that Medium is much less a true blogging platform and really just a social network for long-form content. It’s a very poor solution for anyone who wants to own their content, but it’s now a natural choice to cross-post your blog posts and reach Medium’s audience.
When you enable Micro.blog cross-posting to Medium, Micro.blog takes the HTML of your post and sends it to Medium. It supports titled essays or short microblog posts without a title. If your blog is hosted on Micro.blog, cross-posting is included for free. For external blogs like WordPress, it’s $2/month for cross-posting to Twitter and Medium.
I’m looking forward to hearing how people use Medium with their microblog and what improvements we can make. Thanks for your support! (Here’s how this post looks on Medium.)
Fixed an issue this morning that should make a dramatic improvement to how fast a post shows up in the timeline from a Micro.blog-hosted blog.
→ 2018/04/30 9:33 am
I’ve bumped up the MP3 hosting in Micro.blog to 25 MB per episode, and updated the help page with some audio length examples. Happy podcasting!
→ 2018/04/28 8:20 pm
Still reflecting on my time at Peers last week. Met some great people. Gave a talk about microblogging. Micro.blog meetup. ☕ Great conference and a fun week. Hope everyone enjoyed their time in Austin!
→ 2018/04/28 4:32 pm
Posted episode 325 of Core Intuition. Daniel and I talk about the anticipation of Peers Conf, SmugMug buying Flickr, thoughts on Tumblr, and more.
→ 2018/04/26 9:35 pm
Having a great time at Peers. Reminder: we’re having Micro.blog meetup at Juan Pelota Cafe on Friday morning, 8:30am. If you’re in Austin, hope you can join us!
→ 2018/04/26 4:31 pm
On the train again this morning, heading downtown for Peers Conference.
→ 2018/04/26 8:08 am
Took the train downtown today and walked by the lake before breakfast. Micro.blog planning with @macgenie.
→ 2018/04/25 2:12 pm
There’s a new episode of Micro Monday up! Thanks @RosemaryOrchard for being on the show. (For past episodes, see the Episodes or Subscribe links on the web too.)
→ 2018/04/23 3:29 pm
Looking forward to Peers Conference this week! We are also going to have a little Micro.blog coffee/breakfast meetup on Friday morning. 8:30am at Juan Pelota.
→ 2018/04/23 12:41 pm
No sweep. What a great game. Go Spurs. 🏀
→ 2018/04/22 4:56 pm
Building the piano. Nintendo Labo is brilliant.
→ 2018/04/21 10:38 pm
Just a quiet, rainy Saturday afternoon new feature. Added 📷 emoji to Discover on Micro.blog. This matches the photos in the Discover tab in Sunlit.
→ 2018/04/21 1:31 pm
Missed a bug with photo posting in version 1.3.4, so Micro.blog for iOS 1.3.5 is now out. Thanks everyone.
→ 2018/04/21 12:19 pm
Linked the 🎙️ emoji in Discover to a list of recent podcasts. Still tweaking the filters, so it doesn’t include everything yet, but already a good way to find some microcasts.
→ 2018/04/20 8:59 am
We shipped version 1.3.4 of the Micro.blog iOS app. It includes a bunch of photo-related improvements and bug fixes, including better support for non-square photos.
We’re on a bit of a roll with Micro.blog, shipping microcast hosting, our brand new app Wavelength, a new blog theme, and this iOS update all in the last week. Great time to join or come back to the platform.
Love seeing new photo blogs like this one at burk.photos, hosted on Micro.blog. Great way to own your photos, whether you cross-post to Instagram or don’t.
→ 2018/04/19 9:04 am
Just updated the Micro Monday site with transcripts for the last 2 episodes. Also now using the new theme we rolled out last week.
→ 2018/04/18 4:12 pm
It’s possible to be too pragmatic. I’d rather hope for something better and fail than be stuck accepting the way things are.
→ 2018/04/18 2:20 pm