I really liked Colin Walker’s point:

> Until Indieweb support is baked into core WordPress isn’t going to be the answer but there seems to be a reluctance to go this route.

Needing to manually ping other sites is not going to achieve that.

I collected some thoughts and reflections on my own tribulations [here](https://readwriterespond.com/2017/11/zen-art-blogging-maintenance/). I am just confused why the mentions are not even coming through to my spam? What is even more confusing is when I tried to manually add your [comment](http://johnjohnston.info/blog/%f0%9f%91%8d-co-claiming-and-gathering-together-developing-read-write-collect/) to my [‘Co-claiming’](https://readwriterespond.com/2017/12/read-write-collect/) post, it gave me an error. Who knows what is going on. Maybe the error log has something, not sure.