Instagram-to-blog automated sharing
While I’m on the topic of automated posting, I should also note for posterity that I changed the way I was pulling in Instagram photos. Previously I was using Webstagram to generate an RSS feed that was ingested by a cron job. Now that Instagram has an API, I decided to switch over to the officially supported method. I found this page very helpful, especially the comments where the author directed me to How to generate an Instagram access token and Lookup your Instagram user ID. I also toyed around with displaying my photos in Instagram Web Embeds, but I didn’t like how little control you have over the appearance. (Not to mention the fact that the caption isn’t shown, so I couldn’t search for my own images on my site.)
Now if only Facebook’s API weren’t a giant nightmare of a mess. AGGREGATE ALL THE THINGS!