Boris Mann’s Personal Blog


As is tradition for me, I’ll capture what I’m doing around my microblogging tools and workflow on this Colophon page.

December 2020

Switched to for this site.

Still looking at getting old social posts imported, but I can also just sit down and do a manual update with MarsEdit.

July 2020

As of July 2020, I decided to split off my short form “microblogging” of photos, bookmarks, and short notes to a paid account. I have as my custom domain. This was mainly motivated by wanting to make sure that I could reliably post this sort of stuff without having to maintain my rather complex setup myself. And, I had been recommending Mb as a solution to others, too, so figured I better figure out the full paid experience.

I documented various experiences and feature requests with setting up a new

As part of getting started here, I imported my old site, which mostly worked other than flooding the category list here. I need to re-upload the images, which still point to the server.

I also imported my account. I had previously manually posted a number of those posts to my main blog. I have the option to cross-post from Mb to Medium, not sure that I care about having content there. I do need to delete which pointed to a publication there.

Tools and Workflow

On my phone, I’m experimenting with a number of Mb and more generally Micropub clients for posting. Quill continues to be a very capable web-based client that I like to use. I am using Gluon as my primary native app for reading the Mb timeline and for posting photos.

On desktop Mac, I have MarsEdit for editing and drafting posts. This has been particularly helpful as I work my way through the backlog. I changed the connection settings to download the 200 most recent posts, since “Download all posts” is not available as an option.

I currently have cross-posting for my Twitter @bmann account setup whenever I tag a post with Twitter, and the same for my LinkedIn account when tagged with LinkedIn. Also the occasional Mastodon tag, for the account.

Unfortunately, doesn’t support cross posting to multiple spots by tag, and I really don’t want to cross post the same thing to all accounts. I need to document this.

pre-July 2020

The blog colophon covers the before times.