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
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I tried to figure out what this is, but it was really hard. Okay on this page it was somehow explained in a good way.
But it feels really strange, because just looking for an instance (here or here) made me uncomfortable, because most of them just start with a login/register mask (example 1, example 2, example 3). Figuring out how to actually see content is inconvenient. You have to click on the small icon in the top right and choose “directories” (why?) and even this didn’t work in the beginning and I was just confused on how to actually read content.
Couldn’t they find a more complex way to provide content?
After I found an instance with actual content I felt even more inconvenient. Everything looks very clumsy, like a very old website. It’s hard to just read the head lines, because it shows a lot of every blog article, which makes it really hard to figure out what the blog is about. And I somehow can’t focus on one topic, I can only see all articles and may only expand the one I want to read more, but I couldn’t figure out how to open one article in one page and how do I even share a blog article if I can’t copy a direct link to it? Okay, there is a button “link to source” hidden in the options. But why so complex and why making the life of the user so hard?
I just don’t understand it :(
I really dont know much about it, but I use it for a wiki. Hubzilla seems a powerful machine, but apparentlycan be complex and cumbersome?. For me it was really easy to install through softaculous in my shared hosting. It has some neat concepts and architecture though
I am really annoyed that it isn’t user friendly at all and I would say that’s why not many people would like to use it to read blog articles. It’s just too cumbersome.
Could be. I dont know. For me this far its been easy but havent used it much.