• Micro.blog was down for a few minutes tonight for maintenance at our hosting provider. Hosted blogs remained up, and everything’s back online now. Thanks for your patience.

  • We’ve had to turn off cross-posting to Facebook because they have not re-approved Micro.blog’s access to the Facebook API. Manton has more about why on his blog.

  • We updated Micro.blog for Mac today with a fix when running on macOS 10.15 Catalina. “Check for Updates” to grab the latest version, or download it on the release notes help page.

  • Micro.blog 1.7.1 for iOS is available in the App Store. Fixes a bunch of issues.

  • Sometimes we’re asked how to add comments to hosted blogs using Disqus. The plan is still to add an option to bring Micro.blog conversations into your blog on the web, but in the meantime we’ve got a brief tutorial for using Disqus if you really want comments now.

  • Hosted blogs on Micro.blog were down this evening, but everything is back up now. Sorry for the downtime! Thanks for your patience and support.

  • Participating in Inktober? There’s a special pin on Micro.blog you can unlock. Post your drawing with “Inktober” somewhere in the microblog post. To see your pins, click Account → View All next to the pins message.

  • There’s a new filters interface in Micro.blog that can automatically set categories on your blog posts. It’s powerful, but also simple enough that it gets out of your way. Manton has the details and screenshots on his blog.

  • We added importing from Ghost blogs. You can also import from WordPress, Medium, and Tumblr.

  • If you used Sign in with Apple to register on Micro.blog using Apple’s private email relay, we’ve fixed delivering email to those special email addresses. You can also use that email (found in your iCloud settings) to sign in on the web.

  • Micro.blog version 1.7 for iOS is now available in the App Store. This version adds Dark Mode and Sign in with Apple on iOS 13, and a new emoji topics screen in Discover.

  • iOS 13 ships tomorrow. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Micro.blog update that includes Dark Mode and Sign in with Apple.

  • New feature if you use categories on your blog: we’ve added the number of posts for each category under Micro.blog → Posts → Categories, clickable to filter to just those posts. Makes it easier to manage posts and categories.

  • Backup archives to .bar format (a ZIP file with standalone HTML, JSON Feed, and photos) were recently broken for some blogs on Micro.blog. Fixed now. You can export all your posts and photos by clicking Posts → Export.

  • Like Tumblr? We’ve added or improved several Tumblr-related features this summer. Manton’s blog post highlights a few things, plus there’s now cross-posting from Micro.blog to Tumblr.

  • New features this week! It’s easier to follow Micro.blog users from Mastodon, and now hosted microblogs can also get a free extra test blog. You can use the test blog to try out theme changes, CSS edits, or any other blog changes without touching your main microblog.

  • We’ve added a new photos page for your blog. Manton has the details with a screenshot and example of customizing the photo grid on his blog.

  • Fixed our LinkedIn cross-posting to adapt to a change in LinkedIn’s API. You can click Account → Edit Feeds & Cross-posting → Add LinkedIn to enable it for your blog.

  • The series of performance tweaks we’ve made over the last week have started to add up to a noticeable change. Micro.blog should be much faster now, especially publishing new posts and reloading the timeline.

  • Sorry for the unexpected downtime today. One of our database servers temporarily imploded. Everything is back and your hosted blogs remained online the entire time.

  • Hopefully a quiet Sunday evening, at least in parts of the world… I’m going to briefly take some of Micro.blog down for an upgrade. 9pm central time. Update: All done.

  • There will be some brief downtown around 10pm central time tonight for an upgrade at our hosting provider. Update: The maintenance has completed. Hosted blogs were not affected and remained up during the downtime.

  • Parts of Micro.blog will be down for an upgrade around 8pm central time. Hosted blogs will continue to work. We’ll redirect Micro.blog to this news blog until everything is back online. Update: Micro.blog is back online.

  • Uploading photos will be temporarily disabled around midnight (central time) while we upgrade a server. Some profile photos may also not load. Thanks for your patience while we try to improve Micro.blog!

  • Wavelength has been updated to version 1.0.3, improving stability of the app.

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