@smokey Yes there are work arounds, but every hoop you make people jump through you are going to lose some people.
I'm trying to figure out how to recommend to friends that they try blogging on their own domain, instead of on Facebook. I'd really prefer that they come to Micro.blog hosted rather than send them to Wordpress.com or .org. My gut hunch is that only the bravest and most tech/web savvy would give blogging a try the rest, not so much but they might comment.
The Micro.blog blog hosting and the MB community are kinda seperate things, but if I disconnected my feed from my MB hosted blog to the MB community I wouldn't really have a stand alone blog.
I do think adding comments has got to be a huge, hard task. What with spam defenses, displaying, approval, responses, plus all the Indieweb stuff. So this is in no way a demand on my part, I'm just seeing FB slowly sinking and I'm trying to figure out where to advise people to go and do. Sorting the lifeboats.
OTOH people coming from Twitter is easy: get them to sign up for MB hosted for a few months. It's the FB transition that is harder.