Microblog.pub is a lightweight self-hosted single user Fediverse server which can be followed from Mastodon etc.
You can find out more info at:
The official account disappeared for a while but it's now back at:
As the account notes, it's just been rewritten with version 2.0 of the software, so you may need to unfollow and then refollow.
(Having said that, I haven't been able to actually follow the account, it seems to work at first but then gives a "follow request" message? Have you managed to get this to work?)
p.s. There's a bug which is causing the @dev account link to appear in a new tab instead of as a profile page. This can complicate the following process.
You can work around this by pasting @ dev @ microblog.pub (but without the spaces) into the search box on Mastodon etc and then opening the profile in the search results, where you can click follow.
p.p.s. Little update, the link bug has been fixed! 🥳 You can now follow @dev by just clicking on it and selecting the follow button.
Ah yeah, sorry about that, I put their address in original post but for some reason it gets treated as a link to be opened in a new tab rather than a Fediverse address.
Guessing this is something to do with how Mastodon and microblog differ in use of ActivityPub?
Aral, did you get a proper follow or does it say follow request after a few minutes?
@feditips I am not sure what happened, I searched in the logs and I wasn't seeing any follow request from your account (when you first mentioned the issue).
And this is the first time I've seen the issue with the mention being treated as a link by Mastodon, I will try to find the reason.
It says cancel follow request (attached a screenshot). I've seen this happen before when there's a problem with follows, for example when PeerTube had some follow bugs it would show up as a follow request on Masto and there wouldn't be any trace of it on PeerTube logs.
IIRC PT changed the way they handled federation and it fixed the bug, but I'm not sure if that applies to this situation?
I hope you don't take any of this as criticisms, it's great you're doing the platform! I am saying this hoping it's useful feedback :)
New / complicated code and setups risk more 404 not found type effects / content not loading