The iOS app for Micro.blog is a great way to post photos to a hosted microblog. It includes photo cropping and filters, and you can publish short text posts as well as photos within the same app. We think the best experience for most blogs will be to post your photos directly with the Micro.blog app.
If you enable Twitter cross-posting, your photos from a microblog will also be sent to Twitter as native tweets with an embedded photo. Because of limits in Instagram’s API, however, you can’t cross-post from a blog to your Instagram account.
The service OwnYourGram can take your Instagram photos and automatically post them to a Micro.blog-hosted blog. OwnYourGram uses the Micropub API to upload photos to your microblog. Here are the steps to enable it:
In Micro.blog on the web, go to Account → Edit Apps. Scroll down to “Instagram” and enter your Instagram username, then click Update.
In Instagram itself, make sure to include the URL for your Micro.blog-hosted blog, such as http://your-username.micro.blog/. OwnYourGram will use this to verify that your microblog and Instagram account are owned by the same person.
In OwnYourGram, enter your microblog URL when signing up. OwnYourGram will walk you through setting up your account and publishing your first photo from Instagram.
While using OwnYourGram, you can still post photos and microblog posts separately to Micro.blog whenever you’d like to using the Micro.blog app. To disable OwnYourGram’s automatic posting, click the “Disconnect Instagram” button in the OwnYourGram dashboard.
Probably should delete this post, OwnYourGram is now practically defunct: "We’re experiencing trouble with Instagram blocking requests from this website. New accounts are disabled, and you will experience long delays importing photos on existing accounts. "
Understand about IG. The technique still works and I adapted it for Untappd. I use IG regularly. The local nano craft brewery uses IG to announce their new releases. If I’m not on IG, I’ll miss the release announcement and the beer.
I see. But these are drawn from Untappd as source right?
Any evidence that IG source functions properly?
I was blocked on IG briefly for using a PhantomBuster follower that did anything more than 1 every 4 hours.
Their new html exports are actually surprisingly decent, and certainly heaps better than TikTok’s JSON ones. I’m experimenting next week with publishing non-private parts using GitHub Pages as an alternative approach.
I have a Zapier account, but unfortunately don’t have access to the premium features, like Webhooks. So I can’t verify this myself, but I think you should do the following:
Remove access_token from the Data.
Below Headers, add Authorization with the value Bearer 1234...].
Replace 123... above with your unique access token. That should do it, at least for authorization.
I’m unsure about the file part below Data. That part belongs there, but its value should be an actual image (image data). From your screenshot, it looks like it’s just an URL to an image (not the image itself).
Maybe Zapier is smart enough to handle that for you. You’ll have to test the zap and see what happens.
There are two issues with the current zap: the authorization token is sent as multipart form data, and no image is provided (just an URL to an image). I’ve confirmed this with my Zapier account just now.
You have to follow my instructions above and add an additional action (Webhook GET request) to download the image before posting it to Micro.blog. Following below is a screenshot of a working zap.