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:
- 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.
- Wordpress is things that LiveJournal is not, like a content manager and web page editor.
- 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.
Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. You can comment here or there.