In reply to.
Been trying to make clear that you don’t need a dozen WordPress plugins to get started, or support twenty-plus post types (and so on).
One of the first things I learned about and wanted to implement, was Webmention. (A social network outside the social networks, how cool is that!) Only to then find out that an astonishing number of people would look only at webmention.io and bringing (specifically) Twitter likes and replies to their own site.
Either way, for me it’s always been:
1. Your own site
3. The realisation that, for others to distinguish between, e.g., likes and replies and bookmarks, I’d need microformats
4. Simple (!) microformats