A public inbox
I've tried a few blog commenting systems in my day but have never really been happy with any of them. Part of the problem with comment systems is that a discussion forum is not a blog.
Recently I've noticed a few other folks (Drew, Ethan, Tom, and Jonnie) around the internet turning to email as the solution to have conversations about the things on their respective websites. I liked how Drew's solution not only leveraged email but mailing lists! The benefits are pretty obvious to me:
- Folks are comfortable composing messages in their email client of choice
- A mailing list is public
- A mailing list is searchable
- A mailing list facilities conversation.
So I'm gonna give it a spin. Here is my public inbox.
Of course I'll always accept direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org.