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Robb Knight

Import RSS to Micro.blog and Mastodon with Echo

2023-01-10

Screenshot of Echo running in a terminal

Update 13/01/23: Echo now supports Mastodon and webhooks as well as Micro.blog. Check out the website for more details.

After a conversation with Zoe about status.lol, as well as this reply from Markus, I decided to write Echo last night (do I know how to party on my birthday or what?). From the readme:

Echo is a node script to post new items from an RSS feed to Micro.blog

Micro.blog already supports importing RSS feeds and handles it very well but I'm a control freak I wanted a bit more control over the formatting as well as assigning categories on import.

Echo takes a config of RSS feeds as well as some formatting functions for items and posts them to Micro.blog. I run mine every 15 minutes but you could set it up to run whenever you want. The only requirements are node and npm and a server to run it on (or you could run it on your computer and manually run it as and when).

Download Echo on GitHub

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just mph
2023-01-11

@robb oh that’s neat! I’ve been thinking about how to plumb a few things together so looking forward to checking this out! Thanks for sharing!