Welcome to my new website! I’ve always wanted to make a blog but could just never bring myself to do it. I can’t see myself doing long articles but maybe random tidbits here and there.
I’ve been very excited about the recent explosion of Kbin and other threaded instances as a Reddit alternative. They have joined Mastodon in it’s success as a twitter alternative.
I did think about poking a friend to help run a Kbin but I saw the troubles IT folks on Mastodon had setting it up I thought maybe we should wait until it’s a bit more mature. I also worry about community discoverability on smaller servers.
So instead I decided to make a federated blog / website. I looked at quite a few options but they all basically required more in-depth VPS access that I don’t get with my heck of a deal shared hosting. But I did discover a federated plug-in for WordPress (the plug-in is creatively named “ActivityPub”). So to feed that federated itch I made this site. You can follow my blog posts on any federated website such as mastodon by searching for (at)granite(at)graniterock.ca (or search this link @granite) . You can also reply to any blog entry by pasting the URL into the search box of your federated instance. Enjoy and be sure to say hello!