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General Category => Directory and Indieweb Search Discussion => Topic started by: Brad on February 01, 2020, 06:31:40 AM

Title: Linear Webring with a Directory Idea
Post by: Brad on February 01, 2020, 06:31:40 AM
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I’ve spent the better part of two days setting up a “The Unofficial Micro.blog Webring”, troubleshooting as to why my browsers blocked the ring code on my Hugo blog but let it pass on my WordPress blog, researching and looking for alternatives.  All for nothing.

-- There will be No Webring Revival for the Masses (https://indieseek.xyz/2020/01/31/there-will-be-no-webring-revival-for-the-masses/).

So okay, I'm not going to build a traditional webring for Micro.blog members any time soon.  I'm thinking, is there another way around this?  I have a directory with categories and directories are a very versatile thing if you think about it.

My Big Plan:

What if I create a linear "ring" (of a sort)?

Most webrings generate an index page  of all ring members.  So a linear ring would be a sub-category within the directory of just Micro.blog participants.  Anybody adding their blog would have the option to link back to that sub-category to share traffic with other Micro.blog members.  It would be a sort of "ring" built around that index page I spoke of.  It isn't perfect but it might work.

Anyway that's what I'm thinking of doing.

Title: Re: Linear Webring with a Directory Idea
Post by: Brad on February 05, 2020, 08:08:17 AM
And I got it done: Micro.blog Blogs Linear Ring (https://indieseek.xyz/top-categories/micro-blog-blogs-linear-ring/).  Yes I know the name is an oxymoron and I'm quite proud of that.

Only time will tell if people join and link back for it to work in sharing traffic.