Hey Brad, discovery is why I started publishing the feeds I read as opml for others to explore, and some I read do so too. In 2005 I used to have photos of blog authors I read. Do you publish your feed list somewhere? Tom Critchlow also shows all the content of the feeds he follows on his site. Works well as a discovery mechanism too I found. Maybe I’ll start doing that as well from my TinyTinyRSS instance I installed earlier this week.

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  1. As I mentioned when I was talking about my nascent Webmention setup, the tiny Drupal module I’ve coded up only sends Webmentions, it doesn’t (yet) receive them: for that I’m outsourcing things to Webmention.io.

    This was as simple as inserting two lines in the header of each page of this website:

    <link rel="pingback" href="https://webmention.io/ruk.ca/xmlrpc" />
    <link rel="webmention" href="https://webmention.io/ruk.ca/webmention" />

    Once I authenticate myself on Webmention.io as the owner of this site, I have access to a “dashboard” that shows me all my Webmentions; right now there’s only one, resulting from this post on Ton’s blog:

    I can also query Webmention.io’s API with a simple GET request, including the target, like:

    https://webmention.io/api/mentions?target=https://ruk.ca/content/heres-my-opml

    which returns JSON with all the Webmentions sent to that target:

    {
    "links": [
    {
    "source": "https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/07/4347/",
    "verified": true,
    "verified_date": "2018-07-08T07:59:45+00:00",
    "id": 532400,
    "private": false,
    "data": {
    "author": {
    "name": "Ton Zijlstra",
    "url": "https://www.zylstra.org/blog/author/admin-2/",
    "photo": "https://webmention.io/avatar/secure.gravatar.com/59b7acc0ea30bd7a2bf210318b4640c2d1fe5d7d8f6358513edc1df0bd842535.jpg"
    },
    "url": "https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/07/wrapping-my-head-around-webmentions-pt-2/",
    "name": "#4347",
    "content": "<p>Hey Brad, <a href="https://ramblinggit.com/2018/07/the-indieweb-discovery-and-web-search/">discovery</a> is why I started publishing the <a href="https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/04/time-for-a-return-of-the-blogroll/">feeds I read as opml</a> for others to explore, and some I read <a href="https://ruk.ca/content/heres-my-opml">do so too</a>. In <a href="https://www.zylstra.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Schermafbeelding-2018-07-03-om-15.07.38-541x1024.png">2005 I used to have photos of blog authors I read</a>. Do you publish your feed list somewhere? <a href="https://tomcritchlow.com/feeds/">Tom Critchlow also shows all the content of the feeds he follows</a> on his site. Works well as a discovery mechanism too I found. Maybe I’ll start doing that as well from my <a href="http://tt-rss.org">TinyTinyRSS</a> instance I installed earlier this week.</p>n<ul>n<li style="background-color:#b3b3b3;"><a href="https://share.diasporafoundation.org/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zylstra.org%2Fblog%2F2018%2F07%2F4347%2F&amp;title=%234347" title="Share on Diaspora" style="background-color:#999;color:#fff;">share </a></li>n<li style="background-color:#9baec8;"><a title="Share on Mastodon" style="background-color:#2b90d9;color:#fff;">share </a></li>n<li style="background-color:#1488bf;"><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zylstra.org%2Fblog%2F2018%2F07%2F4347%2F&amp;title=%234347" title="Share on LinkedIn" style="background-color:#0077b5;color:#fff;">share </a></li>n<li style="background-color:#32bbf5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/share?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zylstra.org%2Fblog%2F2018%2F07%2F4347%2F&amp;text=%234347&amp;via=ton_zylstra" title="Share on Twitter" style="background-color:#55acee;color:#fff;">tweet </a></li>n<li style="background-color:#4273c8;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zylstra.org%2Fblog%2F2018%2F07%2F4347%2F" title="Share on Facebook" style="background-color:#3b5998;color:#fff;">share </a></li>n<li style="background-color:#a8a8a8;"><a href="mailto:?body=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zylstra.org%2Fblog%2F2018%2F07%2F4347%2F&amp;subject=%234347" title="Send by email" style="background-color:#999;color:#fff;">e-mail </a></li>n</ul>",
    "published": "2018-07-05T16:50:27+00:00",
    "published_ts": 1530809427
    },
    "activity": {
    "type": "link",
    "sentence": "Ton Zijlstra posted 'Hey Brad, discovery is why I started publishing the feeds I read as opml for oth...' linking to https://ruk.ca/content/heres-my-opml",
    "sentence_html": "<a href="https://www.zylstra.org/blog/author/admin-2/">Ton Zijlstra</a> posted 'Hey Brad, discovery is why I started publishing the feeds I read as opml for oth...' linking to <a href="https://ruk.ca/content/heres-my-opml">https://ruk.ca/content/heres-my-opml</a>"
    },
    "target": "https://ruk.ca/content/heres-my-opml"
    }
    ]
    }

    You’ll see that it includes a host of rich metadata about the Webmention, including the contents of the posts with the mention, a snippet that includes the sentence in which the mention appears, and the name and avatar of the author.

    Right now I’m not rendering that anywhere on my original post; I’m considering whether the best way to do that is to simply pull the Webmentions in real time via JavaScript or, instead, to set up a webhook at Webmention.io that pushes the Webmentions to a process in my Drupal that converts them to a regular old Drupal comment.

    Webmention.io | Webmention

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