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Blogs come in many and varied and many types and forms and
arrangements. Given a typical subject or topic, some blog
platforms make it relatively easy to reply to a post, but not
easy to see the replies up front when reading the summary.
Other platforms make it really difficult and unusual
reply in the first place (blogger/blogspot-based blogs, for
example). Some platforms show replies freely and allow the
user to readily focus on replies once you get there.
Either way, you have to enter a different mode of the blog
platform in almost most cases, to execute a topic reply. This
is almost like leaving the current blog and going somewhere
totally different for a short while. If youre going to do that,
why not actually be somewhere different instead of using the
blogs own reply interface.
Why not tweet the reply in to the blog, from your twitter
account, and have the tweeted reply appear in the normal
inline reply display, just as if you had bothered to go through
the rigmarole of using the blogs own interface for tediously
and anti-contextually entering replies.
The ironic thing is that many blog platforms these days even
actually include their own twitter feed display.
||I don't even remember my Twitter password, but I frequently
reply to my daughters blog, and I see your point. It would be
easier. I think.
||If I had the time and inclination, and for a moment
we could remove the necessity to re-learn even the
slightest thing about programming and web
development, because Ive forgotten pretty much
everything about it all, Id perhaps prototype a blog
that has conventionally-authored posts that could
ONLY be replied to in tweets.
||Im not sure how the tweet should find the blog.
Given that the character payload is a precious
commodity, it would need to identify the blog itself
(as a twitter handle perhaps) and then the article
within the blog (as a hashtag perhaps) and then
youre left with whats left. Perhaps it could also
default to the current topic post if theres no
identifying hashtag or other means, only the handle.
Thatd save a few chars on the dominant use-case.
||Standard blog/comments model is outdated. Dedicated blogs aren't necessary anymore, just use a service like medium, signed with your twitter handle. A hashtag for the article, and the tweet responses are on twitter.
||Or just tweet. If want you want to say is too long for a tweet, see above. Tweet your medium link/hashtag to put it in your stream.
||I gave you a [+] without reading the long entry. I hope
the idea is the same as understood from the title.
||I think it's a great idea - twitter's use is marginal without
some kind of wrapper application, and this one seems ideal.
||(-) I disagree with the premise, the solution doesn't fix the
problem but exacerbates it, and nothing about this makes
economic or technical sense. Sorry!
||Oh gawd do I hate medium.com