One of the main IndieWeb goals is to do more social networking on our own personal web sites, instead of on silos like Facebook and Twitter. To do this, our web servers need to talk to each other. That’s what the webmention protocol is for, and it works great, but it’s still young, so many big web hosts don’t support it yet.
To address this, I’ve launched a new Bridgy feature that adds webmention support to Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress.com. When you sign up, Bridgy starts receiving incoming webmentions for your blog posts and adds them as comments. It also notices when you publish a new post and sends webmentions to other sites that you link to.
This lets bloggers send IndieWeb comments, likes, event RSVPs, and even private messages. It also lets them use Bridgy to show comments and likes from social networks on their blog posts (aka backfeed).
If you’re on Blogger, Tumblr, or WordPress.com, give it a shot and let me know what you think!