@kev I tend to use comments off site.
Like the ones on this post: https://saltmypeanuts.com/bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed/
For me, discussion platforms work better for discussing things, comment blocks I find awkward.
If it was something long and detailed or probing that I wanted to say... I'd perhaps resort to emailing the author. Then a blog of my own.
@rpcutts I like the Mastodon integration. How did you do that?
Essentially, I post the article to Mastodon, then edit the article to add the Mastodon post ID to the metadata.
Calls a 'serverless' function that hits the Mastodon api with that ID and pulls back the tree of replies and puts them at the foot of the article.
Stream of inane drivel.
Some legacy microblogging.
Carrying bags of sand and what have you.