LiveJournal Readers can now post comments on LJ

As per <lj user=”optic”>’s suggestion, I’m no longer forcing anyone to go to my blog to post comments. In a perfect world, the comments would get pushed both ways, but that would require WordPress and LiveJournal to cooperate in ways they do not, and would probably end up being a mess of cross-posted spam.

So knock yours elf out, as we like to say on chat. I would welcome it if you click through and do your comments on the blog itself, but it’s not a big deal either way.

And on that subject, why a blog and not just a Live Journal? Three reasons:

  1. LiveJournal is a world unto itself. It’s great in so many ways, but having a LiveJournal is different from having a blog. A lot of people use RSS aggregators that don’t bother ever looking on Livejournal.  If you post something on a blog you show up in Google searches in ways Livejournal Posts do not.
  2. WordPress is things that LiveJournal is not, like a content manager and web page editor.
  3. Because I can.  I’m paying a not-insignificant amount of money for a web server and domain, might as learn some of these newfangled web doohickies. Of course PHP hardly qualifies as newfangled any more.

One Reply to “LiveJournal Readers can now post comments on LJ”

  1. one advantage to LJ is that it has a “previous entries” button that allows you to view posts that were made before the 20th of the month.

    okay. that sounded rude, sorry. i could have picked a nicer way to tell you there was a navigational flaw in your blog.

    more seriously and less rude, i don’t read blogs because i don’t feel like going to individual sites.

    i also like the social aspect of LJ.

    anyway, i have no idea what your LJ name is because it’s not listed anywhere here. if you care to add me as a fiend i’d be happy to add you back and read your blog. midwestern electronic music people need to know each other.

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