allizon: (Bad bad little monkey (Curious George))
You don't want to have to comment on my site (or Terry's) and would like the option of commenting here, which is entirely reasonable. I was trying both to build traffic and interest in our respective sites and to consolidate commenting in one (preferably public) place in order to foster discussion.  (I most certainly do not want any backwards links from my public site to my LJ -- vastly different intended audiences!)

But I have to listen to my friends/readers, and several of you have indicated how little you like having to comment there or have outright refused to do so.  So I'm backtracking and re-enabling commenting on the LJ copies of my posts from our sites for all future posts.

I will ask, though, that those of you who are willing to comment Out There please continue to do so.  Having you awesome people discussing stuff out on the sites hopefully encourages other, random non-LJ people who stop by there to get involved.  If you really don't want to do that, or have something to say that you'd just rather leave here, that's totally fine and why I'm re-enabling LJ comments. But I'd appreciate it if you could still use the site commenting sometimes, too!

Date: 2010-06-01 03:21 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] penk.livejournal.com
I struggle with this all the time - it's unfortunately something that is endemic to the LJ community. "Comment on LJ or don't comment at all" seems to be the order of the day.

IMHO, cultivate your website abroad. LJ users should only be a small subset of your target audience, since they will not help drive traffic to your site.

Date: 2010-06-01 03:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] badlittlemonkey.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's tough. I want people to be interested in the sites, but I don't want to alienate people who don't feel comfortable commenting there.

Eventually, yeah, I'd like my LJ friends to be a small subset of my audience, but right now, they're still most of it. Gotta work on that "cultivate" business. :)

Date: 2010-06-01 11:37 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
::hugs you::

I hadn't realized that I wasn't the only one who'd said what I'd said, though I do know that [livejournal.com profile] sunspiral had felt similarly. It's a tough to admit; I don't want to imply that your posts are not important. Or T's. But for some of us who aren't online for our jobs, there is only so much time for such things as commenting. I don't expect to post much on FB, for example. Or comment there, though it's not out of the question.

I also truly don't feel comfortable commenting on a gazillion individual sites, time involved or no. There's too much noise and I feel like holding my hands over my ears. Sadly, though, that drowns out the baby with the bathwater. Or something.

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