• 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.

  • There’s an issue at our hosting provider that is impacting one of our photo storage servers. I’ve temporarily disabled avatar photos and uploads until it is resolved. Everything else including hosted blogs should be fine. (The problem has now been resolved.)

  • We just fixed an issue (introduced last night) that prevented new posts from being saved in some cases from the native apps. Very sorry for missing this. If you have any questions, let us know at help@micro.blog.

  • We’ve updated Sunlit and the Micro.blog iOS app this week with improvements to video upload and playback. Thanks for the feedback so far about videos in Micro.blog!

  • Sorry for the downtime! Micro.blog is back up now after being offline in the middle of the night (in @manton’s time zone). Thanks for your patience.

  • Version 1.5 of the iOS app is now available with support for setting post categories. Create new categories in Micro.blog on the web, then tap the gear icon when composing a new post.

  • We launched a bunch of new features this week: categories for posts, custom themes, and more. You can read the details on Manton’s blog.

  • Last week we wrapped up the 12 days of microblogging series, covering photo blogs, microcasting, authors on Micro.blog, and much more. The help site has links to all 12 posts.

  • There’s a new episode of Micro Monday out:

    This week, Khaled Abou Alfa discusses his philosophy of blogging, which he’s been doing for over 14 years. He explains how a short post by John Gruber provided the impetus to start using his Micro.blog account.

  • From the help account today:

    Apologies for some extra flakiness (and “not found” error messages) for a few minutes this morning as a Micro.blog server upgrade went off the rails. Everything should be running smoothly now.

  • Linkblogging is the topic for today’s 12 days of microblogging blog post:

    Micro.blog users have a variety of approaches to posting links on their blog. Some people read an interesting article and type in a summary of it, pasting in the URL to the full article, and some people prefer quoting a portion of the text directly in their microblog post.

  • Welcome! The purpose of this microblog will be to write about recent changes to the platform or to highlight new features. Most posts will link out to other sources, such as individual team members’ personal blogs and other community resources.

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