This blog is just a couple of months old and same for the domain. I was looking at my Comments admin panel and I have just over 200 approved “comments” this includes both written comments and mentions which appear on site as “facepiles”. I’m thinking only about 3 or 4 of those comments were from the traditional comment forms at the bottom of each post. The rest come from Indieweb style webmentions from other Indieweb blogs, Micro.blog, Twitter and G+.
I’m not telling you this to brag. This is still just a insignificant, dumpy, tiny, newish blog. But I have blogged before, and while I have had participation, I have never had this level of good, thoughtful, helpful engagement. It just does not happen on a new blog by a nobody. Ever.
- On. a. new. blog. Unbelievable.
Part of this is I stumbled upon the Indieweb which we bloggers never had before and they responded. Part is due to the great Micro.blog community.
I can also tell you this much: people do click on those links I left commenting on other peoples blogs and equally people are clicking on the links other people leave on this blog.
Yup, these Indieweb folks are definitely on to something.