I consider www.jennreese.com my main website and blog, but most people who comment on my entries do so on Livejournal, where the posts are mirrored.
Is there any way I can make my WordPress blog more friendly, so that you are more likely to comment there?
Today I added comment notification — commenters will receive an email when someone responds to their comment, just like on Livejournal. (You can disable this option by unchecking the relevant box under your comment.)
I realize this may be a losing battle. Most people who use Livejournal simply skim through all their friends entries on one page. It’s very quick and easy to comment, which means people do it more often. Even one extra click can deter someone from posting a “LOL!” or “Me, too!” after an entry. (Personally, I hate logging in or jumping through anti-spam hoops, like CAPTCHA.)
Those of you that request people comment only on their main blog and not on Livejournal, is that working for you?
As always, suggestions and comments welcome.