Last Saturday I attended my first Indie Web Camp. I've been using this site a lot more recently and I've been really excited to improve and add to it. I like the idea of owning my own data, but it's always felt like a mammoth task to real in all the services I rely on.
I run my site on Jekyll, it felt like a big barrier to getting my data in and out of the static site.
I also found out about IndieWebify.Me, a step-by-step guide to owning your own data. This felt achievable! I no longer felt intimidated.
I using the validation tools I realised my login links did work as expected. I added invisible links in the head of every page.
At the end of the day we went for a drink and I introduced a few people to Burger Brothers. That's always enjoyable.
The Sunday was the hack day, which I missed because I was up in London hanging out with family. I did get a chance to work on my site a little, and luckily for me there were other attendees who were running Jekyll sites I could learn from as they were working through the same problems I was.
Thanks to Benjamin Parry and Paul Robert Lloyd for working out in the open, enabling my own attempts at implementing Webmentions.
If I've done this correctly, they should receive a webmention on their site.