I LOVE finding sites that support webmentions. For me, it’s an instant subscribe. These are people who are looking to build community on the web in a new way.
The process of “replying” and sending a webmention to a post is still a bit cumbersome. Here are the current steps:
It works, but it’s not ideal. Also, the average user is not going to go through the trouble of doing all of this.
“There must be a better way…”
I am proposing a brower extension that you would authenticate with your micropub endpoint using IndieAuth. Once authenticated, the steps to reply to a post become as followed:
(behind the scenes, the extension posts the reply to your blog and then sends a webmention to the URL you are replying to)
This would greatly reduce the friction of using webmentions for responses to posts and I believe would further the adoption of this technology.
Maybe I will get around to building this someday…
Let me know what you think by sending me a webmention ;)