I have a watch (Seiko SSK003) with a scratched crystal. Anyone know of a good place to have the crystal replaced (possibly upgraded)?

Well, that was easy. Tiny Theme now includes a matching newsletter template. This requires a Micro.blog Premium subscription. It’s very basic due to the complex nature of styling email, but it matches the out-of-box look of Tiny. If you’ve customized Tiny, you may also want to customize the included newsletter template to match. And it does work with the new “Intro” feature. I’m considering this a beta feature for now; please report any issues back to me.

In addition, I’ve also added special CSS classes that will allow you to individually style each link in your navigation bar. Want one nav link to have a different color background? Easy! So many cool possibilities. The update is available on your Plug-Ins page now.

Looks like newsletters are getting an upgrade on Micro.blog thanks to @manton. For those who use Tiny Theme, a matching newsletter template/styling will be added very soon.

I grabbed a new domain (simple redirect) for Tiny Theme for Micro.blog. I’ve been happy with what I’ve seen others do with the theme, so I thought why not? I like the domain too: tinyformicro.blog

Where Have I Been

I decided to jump on the trend of listing places visited. For my list, I’m limiting it to locations where I spent meaningful time (ex. no airport only stops).


  • United States of America 🇺🇸
  • Mexico 🇲🇽
  • El Salvador 🇸🇻
  • Honduras 🇭🇳
  • Jamaica 🇯🇲
  • Cayman Islands 🇰🇾
  • Lithuania 🇱🇹
  • Latvia 🇱🇻
  • Belarus 🇧🇾

States within the USA

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Washington D.C. (not a state)

I’ve spent way more time than I care to admit in Frankfurt, Germany (Interpol mixup, for real); London, England; and Seattle, Washington (USA). But they were all limited to airport adventures.

Another day with family, baseball, trampolines, and the outdoors.

A little bit of front yard catch for the girls.

A new tree for the yard. Planting in crocs. Being the heavier of the two of us, I ended up doing the digging. To her disappointment.

The building next to my office has been testing their fire alarm for two days. So that’s been pleasant.

If you have a Drafts Action, a good Shortcut you use, or any other Micro.blog specific automation/script, let me know. Interested to see what’s out there.

Does anyone use a self-hosted (or at least custom domain-ed) image sharing service? Something similar to Imgur, perhaps?

What apps are you using for each service? Mine are:

  • Micro.blog: Official App
  • Bluesky: Official App & Ivory
  • Mastodon: Ivory
  • Reddit: Official App

She could spend her entire lifetime in a backyard garden. It is, without a doubt, something that “sparks joy.” I’m thinking it’s time to add some more raised beds like she’s been asking.

A Blue Bell and Dr. Pepper collab? Be still, my Texan heart.

I’m going to push out an update to the Tiny Theme for Micro.blog today that adds a few features. First, all posts (in the feed and on individual posts) include a CSS class that matches the category(ies) of that post. This will allow you to style individual posts differently based on the category. For example, you could format Microposts differently than Links which could different than Longform content or Images. I also added support for Microformats and a new paragraph class (.note) that allows for simple callouts in posts.

Happy Mother’s Day to these two.

Any watch lovers out there? I’m selling a Seiko 5 GMT SSK003 for $325 shipped US. It does have a scratch on the crystal (can live with it, buff it, or replace it). Box, papers, links, etc included.

A friend of mine has been sharing photos from their trip to Isla Mujeres which reminded me of when we went 9 years ago. I think it’s time we go back!

Beach viewBeach viewKalena with beach viewMatt in the beach

I’ve updated Tiny Theme for Micro.blog with a few quick changes & bug fixes. Improved blockquotes, fixed horizontal scroll bug, added accessibility improvements, improved link styling, added pagination to category pages, & fixed alt text for logo. You can upgrade to 1.0.5 on the plugins page.

Introducing the Tiny Theme for Micro.blog

Recently, I’ve been working on a new theme for Micro.blog for my personal use. Others have expressed interest in using it on their site, so I decided to make it available for anyone. I hope you enjoy the Tiny Theme.

Tiny Theme for Micro.blog


My goal in making the theme was for it to be as functional as possible while also being lightweight and blazing fast. It doesn’t include any added scripts or custom fonts. On the CSS side, it’s fully responsive without size related media queries. In fact, the only media query used is for dark mode.

Tweaking the Design

You can easily tweak elements of the design by going to the Micro.blog Dashboard and navigating to Design → Edit CSS.

  • Use CSS variables to make wholesale changes to the colors used throughout the site.
  • Change the sizing of the entire site simply by changing the body font-size. Everything automatically adjusts to fit your preferred font-size.
  • Easily hide categories from single posts or the bio section in the header.
  • And infinitely more possibilites!


  • Uses Micro.blog’s built-in “Edit Footer” feature (Design → Edit Footer)
  • Works with @sod’s Conversation on Micro.Blog plugin
  • Works with @sod’s Reply by Email plugin
  • Includes tweaks for @manton’s Search page plugin
  • Includes tweaks for the default Photo page feature
  • Includes custom styling for comments (enable on the Design page)
  • Includes custom styling for the replies page (enable in Pages)
  • Includes custom styling for the archive page (enable in Pages)


If you have any problems with the Tiny Theme for Micro.blog, you can contact me for help. If you’re the Github type, you can also report stuff on the repo.

Get it now

You can install the theme directly from the Micro.blog plug-ins page (login required).

If you decide to install it on your blog, let me know in the comments.