Feeds Can Be Whatever

different colored strips of grains. it's a metaphor kinda about different kinds of feeds.

It’s just timestamped HTML.

As I recently wrote about feeds. An RSS feed (or JSON feed) isn’t “just for blog posts”, as nobody would be blamed for thinking.

I just saw this new CMS called microfeed. One thing I like is how it just digs into Cloudflare-specific tech in a super opinionated way:

microfeed uses Cloudflare Pages to host and run the code, R2 to host and serve media files, D1 to store metadata, and Zero Trust to provide logins to the admin dashboard. Cloudflare provides very generous free usage quotas, making it an affordable solution for personal or small business use. While you will still need to pay for a domain name, hosting microfeed on Cloudflare is essentially free.

I’m not shopping around for a CMS at the moment, but I like the vibe there. If you’re going to build around a specific platform, friggin do it.

What I really like is the emphasis on creating feeds and that feeds can be whatever. The README has a whole list of things a feed could be:

  • a podcast feed of audios
  • a blog feed of posts
  • an Instagram-like feed of images (e.g., llamacorn.listennotes.com)
  • a YouTube-like feed of videos
  • a personal website with custom links (e.g., wenbin.org)
  • a content curation feed of external urls
  • a marketing site with updates and press coverage (e.g., microfeed.org)
  • a headless cms with a GUI dashboard and a public json feed (e.g., microfeed.org/json)

Heck yeah.


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  1. jono says:

    No short amount of appreciation for your vibe Mr. Coyier!

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