Their database must have improved significantly since the last time I tried it.
Just as everything gets listed on the site it all gets pushed into Micro.blog regardless, it just comes from two separate feeds right now. As I'm increasingly writing shorter posts I debate whether these should now be included in the main feed, negating the need for a second?
I'm already considering dropping the microblog link in my bottom menu and inserting a Today link instead.
With the move away from traditional long form posts (especially rejecting the use of titles) in favour of a more 'stream of consciousness' type approach does the old model no longer fit?
If the way I blog has fundamentally changed does the single feed approach still provide the best service?
But I do still worry about flooding people's RSS readers with multiple short posts if that's not originally what they signed up for. Maintaining separate feeds gives that choice, allows people to sign up for exactly what they want.
That's something we should never forget or take for granted.
Getting plugged in - epilogue
Since raising the version of the 'Likes and Replies' plugin to 0.9.0 and calling it a release candidate I don't think I've come across any problems. It's hard to believe that the last commit logged on GitHub was 17 days ago.
Where does the time go?
There might be some tidying up I could do to the code but, on the whole, I think it's achieved exactly what I was after and reached its natural conclusion.
That's not to say there won't be future updates if I think of new functionality, find problems or want to do things differently. But, for now, I think it's safe to put down a marker and bump it to a 1.0 release.
Although the plugin is reasonably simple I've learnt some good techniques which can be applied again and again while also learning from mistakes that, hopefully, won't be repeated.
It's been fun to go through the process of documenting this publicly, with nowhere to hide, and am glad I could contribute something to those who may use it.
The germ of an interesting idea here from Brian.