I am looking for a fediverse solution for a blog and I tried it with writefreely, but it has some disadvantages I can’t live with.
The most important one is, that it should be possible to communicate with people within the fediverse. People should be able to comment on every article with a fediverse account, like it is already possible between Mastodon, Pleroma, PeerTube and others. But comments aren’t a thing with writefreely and this is sad.
After using Lemmy for a few days I just thought if it is possible to use it as a blog and ask on lemmys github if it is possible to restrict a group so only one person could post new articles, but all others can comment. And the answer is yes!
But would it be possible to use it as a blog?
Imagine I would have a group called “utopify.org - Research & Development” and would post current progress about a blog series and you can only comment on it. Would it be possible and would it be something you want to see on Lemmy or would this just be an abuse of the software.
If all of this is just a no-go, are there other ways in the fediverse to have a blog article, which can be shared on the fediverse and be commented on?
A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions
If your post is
it’s welcome here!
What do you mean? You can look up any profile in the form of
@firstname.lastname@example.org apps like Mastodon, Friendica, etc…, see all posts, and comment regularly.
Is the fact that there’s no link or embed of the comment section at the bottom of the WriteFreely page that is bothering you, or am I not understanding?
On a side note: if you are really choosing how to build a blog (like it seems you are), and are not taking the first free managed hosting provider you come across…
I would think twice before using any server software instead of keeping your site static. Having a server software that’s more complex than simply serving static files will do more harm than good in the long run: more security flaws, you have to always keep the thing updated, higher resource usage, and hard to make your content survive the test of time (backing these things up is hard and when you do, you have a database file, not some plaintext ones)
Please try to comment this blog article with any account (Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, etc). It will not be possible that I - as an author - can see those comments anywhere.
But maybe you’re right and those comments do exist, but I just don’t see them, because they just don’t appear under the blog article. But if they exist somewhere, can you tell me where they are and how to build them in to show them?
I have values! The next best free hosting is just a no-go, because they are not free at all.
An update script as a cron job will solve this problem.
Every root or v-server comes with a backup system, which works pretty good. The only thing what could get lost are some posts/comments, which were written between the last backup and now and breaking stuff is pretty rare too. I’ve never broke something on a server, except of a testing server, where I did Linux stuff and wrote a script, which accidentally deleted important stuff (but backup restored it within a few minutes).
You are absolutely right, that stuff can break and I just can’t upload my static website if something goes wrong. But currently I have a static website and it is pretty hard to reach out to people. I tried to post it on Mastodon, but it’s not the same. Interaction on Lemmy works much better and here are more deep and constructive discussions.
And the goal of my blog is to reach out to humans, to help them define and reach their goals and have a mindful way of thinking. The only utopify.org community is on Habitica, it has thousands of people, but no clue of them outside of Habitica. I could change it pretty fast.