monthly recap

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monthly recap is a post that summarizes your posts from the previous (typically Gregorian) month, that some silos like Swarm automatically generate for you and allow you to cross-post to other silos.

The key aspect of a monthly recap is the recap, which distinguishes it from monthly archives, though a monthly archive could provide a recap at the top as a summary.

IndieWeb Examples

Jonathan LaCour

Jonathan LaCour has automatic monthly recaps on separate pages since 2019-01-03, e.g.:

Summaries can be accessed by clicking on a month in the archive page.

Plugin for the Known CMS containing the archive/summary code.

Silo Examples


Swarm automatically generates a monthly recap and notifies you when it's ready.

Notification when it's ready (apparently 2 days after the month), on lock screen, and in notifications list in app:

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Screens from monthly recap post:

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  • show a map with all of the locations (all checkins, or all posts with location for that month)
  • most liked photo (or top 3?) of that month
  • most responded to post (or top 3) of that month (e.g. article with the most comments)

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