Sven’s comment and question after giving his opinion to my GF2 quote post:
And: you need a comment system, Daniel ;-)! Reblogging seems a bit heavy for leaving comments to me.
Doesn’t toto with karakuri look tempting to you?
toto and karakuri do look interesting but not really tempting at the moment. It’s just gives me more stuff to fiddle around with. While I like that, it just prevents me from focusing on the actual purpose of a blog. Tumblr just feels right for me.
Concerning comments, I think this post (not mine) sums it up nicely:
The reblog function allows some sort of commentary but also puts a cost on the commenter. I can reblog somebody’s comment, but my response now goes on my tumblelog with all the other things I put there. If I have something valuable to add, I will add it. If all I have is something stupid ([…]) I won’t bother leaving a comment. It is sort of like a comment—but I have to have it on my tumbelog for everybody to read. By increasing the cost of leaving a comment, reblogging eliminates comments left by people who know they are stupid.
However, I agree that it sometimes is a bit heavy to reblog for a comment. But if you follow me on tumblr, you can leave a reply via the dashboard, which will then show up in the notes.
Toto and my additional feature set Karakuri were a time consuming monster project - I did know about that when I started and did it on purpose. To earn my 1000 sloc Ruby diploma ;-).
I totally understand your point. If you want to blog, use a blog. If you want to code, write your own blog service - or expand an existing one ;-).