Micro.blog is an excellent service and I think Manton Reece is doing great things with it — it has a very bright future. But I’ve made the decision to deprecate my personal Micro.blog account and the Initial Charge account. This is partly because I’ve shifted all of my social networking efforts to Mastodon and partly because the service has added top-tier support for ActivityPub.
I haven’t posted anything unique to Micro.blog since I migrated to Mastodon last year, but I kept the app around in case I received any replies from there. I think it’s time for me to let the service go, though. The two accounts that I have there will continue to publish updates using Micro.blog’s built-in cross-posting, but they will no longer be monitored and will likely stop receiving updates in the future.
The good news is, because of Micro.blog’s ActivityPub support, you can already follow Initial Charge and my personal Mastodon account from there. ActivityPub support is enabled by default for all new Micro.blog accounts, but if you have an older account and haven’t enabled it yet, you can do so by clicking on the “Set Mastodon-compatible Username” button in the Accounts tab.
Once you have a Mastodon-compatible username setup for your account, you can enter
@email@example.com into the search bar within Micro.blog’s Discover tab to follow one or both of the accounts.
If you’re looking for more information about Micro.blog’s ActivityPub implementation/Mastodon compatibility, Manton has published an overview on YouTube. There is also some superb documentation that might be worth a look. It includes details about what does and doesn’t work — most notably content warnings, boosts, and direct messages.