Publishing content is very easy - github, blogger, personal pages, countless social sites and fancy P2P networks.
Reading content is harder - Reddit, Twitter, Feedly and few others are attempting to identify 'interesting' content and organize it. There is too much content published, and too little diversity if you stick with a list of subscriptions (old style blog readers) and too much garbage and propaganda if you want broader sources.
Comments are the third problem - they usually are more interesting than the original post, and are valuable both to the reader and to the original poster. Just posting some content on a page with no way to get any feedback is a waste of time.
I've started to look for an alternative to Twitter for reading - and while doing so I also started for a place to start posting/blogging/ranting. I rarely post on Twitter - but I keep a lot of notes on various projects and experiments - just too lazy to publish them except in comments and 'readme' in git repos I work on.
The options so far:
- blogger - I've been using it for a very long time, easy - but very unfriendly to code and markdown.
- reddit - for posting in specific topics. Great comments and community associated with the topic. I've seen many posting a 'blog' or page on github and linking it to reddit for discussions/comments.
- https://github.com/utterance/utterances - comments become github issues. Interesting idea - using search in the issue tracker to hold the post comments. Best associated with blogs hosted on github.
- disqus - adds on the free edition, $11 for add free. Work to set it up.
- cusdis - open source, selfhosted option - supports sqlite.