Testing on Blot

Testing Out Blogging on Blot.im

I set up a test blog on Blot, which is effectively a Markdown based blogging platform with which you save your posts to a Dropbox folder, and the system does the rest from there.

Its kind of cool for Micro.blog type usage, and the cool thing is it is a true IndieWeb environment as the files sit in your own Dropbox account.

I had previously played around with a similar service (Scriptogr.am), although when that went away[1] I focused on just my WordPress blog. I have however moved across all the files from the old Scriptogr.am blog, and that content is live on my site.

Today I set up a combination of a Workflow workflow and a Draft action to simultaneously post new micro-posts created in Drafts to both sites.

I will also take a look and see whether I will push all my Markdown files for longform posts to both sites. For this post, for example, I will publish to the WordPress blog from Byword, then move the file to the Blot Dropbox folder.

Whats the advantage of doing this?

  1. Playing around with a new platform is kinda fun.
  2. Backing up my posts in a reusable format.
  3. Somewhere to redirect people if my WordPress site goes down.

Interesting times.


  1. Looking at the Scriptogr.am website it appears that some new social media app/tool is coming soon to that domain, with a very similar logo.  ↩
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A thought in reply to: 15/06/2017, 08:43

My feed is more all-in-one. I have a separate feed for the micro posts, although that is superfluous if people follow on micro.blog.

I have to give some thought as to whether to have a separate feed for long form posts, but so far haven’t seen the need.

The Micro Blogging evolution begins…

I backed Manton Reece’s¬†Micro.Blog¬†Kickstarter, and have today received my Micro Blogging beta account.

I love the concept that you own your own content, hosting it on your personal blog and your personal micro blog, and then cross-posting out to other sites and feeds. We should all own our own content, and not trust that the various social media platforms will stick around and play nice.

micro.blog definitely in its early stages, with even functions like finding other users still quite complex (although it is apparently coming soon). If you’re not reasonably tech-savvy, I’d recommend waiting until the beta is over (or at least in later stages). If you are tech savvy, join the conversation.