A Short Note on Syndication

I’m trying a new experiment tonight. I’ve been writing trying to write more content lately for Pukunui’s blog. I thought perhaps I’d experiment with syndicating the content I write there to my personal blog here. Well, I must admit, I do not keep to a regular schedule when it comes to blogging. I am continually trying to turn over a new leaf with this, and I also acknowledge I should be blogging more on IoT and WordPress.

Perhaps tonight I felt like experimenting with some syndication plugins for WordPress. Every now and then I like to experiment and WordPress is a fun platform. In the past I’ve used IFTTT to “syndicate” my Instagram photos to this blog, but I was never particularly happy with the results and have since discontinued this practice. I have successfully used IFTTT to put my Instagram photos into my Twitter feed as native photos and that works much better. Especially now that my Twitter feed is there on the sidebar. The Instagram category is an experiment that was tried and denied.

Perhaps syndicating my Pukunui posts will go this way too. I thought I should experiment with it for awhile but I already have reservations. The plugin I’m using is not drawing over the Featured Image, which is a bit of a pain. Nor are the tags being copied, but perhaps I have just missed a setting there. I have tried to make the article stand out as syndicated as well.

As my blog evolves, slowly, I have developed a bit of a style guide. You may have noticed articles I post where the title begins with “Link:” (example here). This is my style of indicating I’m linking to someone else’s site and adding a little commentary. Damn Mr. Yoast always wants 300 words, but Mr. Yoast’s rules are made to be broken. Write content for people, not an SEO algorithm, right?

So we’ll try the syndication thing for awhile.


Kenneth “Scott” Huntley is an Instructional Designer, LMS and WordPress consultant, EdTech conference junkie and all-around general tech nerd.

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