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.