Eddie Hinkle


Reclaiming your content

As I mentioned in Part 1 of My IndieWeb Story, I've been posting my content to my own website for a year and a half. But what about all the content that came out before that? All the social media "silos" still have it. One of the goals I have this year is to reclaim all my social media content.

Jonathan LaCour, wrote a post earlier this year called Freeing myself from Facebook where he reclaimed all of his Facebook and Instagram content to his website.

I have downloaded some historical Facebook content, but definitely have a long way to go on that journey. Instagram however has become much easier. Thanks to Manton Reece, the creator of Micro.blog I was able to use the Micro.blog macOS app (Which is a Micropub app so it works natively with my website) to Import my Instagram Archive using the instructions provided by Micro.blog.

As of today, I now have all my previous Instagram content on my own website. One of the best parts about this is that I was able to import all of 2012 photos which was the year my wife Ashley and I courted, and all the 2013 photos which was our first year of marriage.

In order to make sure all the photos came in, I also built a new view into my website that allows me to display a grid of my photos by year, month or day. I'm pretty excited about how my website is developing this year. I'll have more to say about how my website is developing in Part 2 of My IndieWeb Story, coming soon.

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