• It’s not just for Cyber Monday: you can always invite someone to Micro.blog and pay for a year of their hosting for 40% off. Click Plans → “Give Micro.blog” on the web.

  • One of our photo storage servers failed overnight. It should be good now, but I’ll be investigating whether anything needs to be restored. If you notice a broken image on your blog, let me know via email: help@micro.blog. You can also re-upload photos via the Uploads tab.

  • Fixed an issue this morning with category RSS feeds. Reminder that we have a help page with the details on all the RSS and JSON feeds that Micro.blog supports.

  • Another new feature for hosted blogs: filters can automatically assign categories to your blog posts based on text or type of post, making it easier to blog by removing friction when writing a new post.

  • This week’s newsletter has links to the new domain name registration feature, the latest episode of Micro Monday featuring @yorrike, and writing challenges for November.

  • The community is still growing, and not everyone is on Micro.blog yet. But you can also use your account to follow people outside Micro.blog, such as on Mastodon or Tumblr. On the web, click Discover and then the search icon.

  • This weekend we updated Micro.blog for iOS to version 1.7.2. The full release history is on the help site. Also improved a few things in Micro.blog on the web, including photos from the Uploads tab when you have multiple blogs.

  • November is a great time to write. You can follow along in the Discover section for NaNoWriMo, or post to your blog every day for Microblogvember. Good luck everyone!

  • We launched domain name registration today, to make it easy to get your own domain name for your microblog. No need to understand DNS records or other complicated settings. It’s the best way to control your content on the web.

  • Sunlit 2.5.7 is available with several bug fixes and improvements. If you’d like a more Instagram-like experience powered by Micro.blog, check it out in the App Store.

  • 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.

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