As I was spiffing up the blog, I noticed that my new posts were not beaming out to the CUNY Academic Commons activity feed as expected. Confused, I asked for help over the wire, and now that it’s come (via resident hackerguru Boone B. Gorges), I figured I’d share it here.
Turns out that the global privacy settings for my wordpress site were too restrictive. Because I’d initially set up not to be index-able by search engines, and because BuddyPress’s activity feed *is* index-able by search engines, BuddyPress very politely preserved my privacy by ignoring me. It makes a lot of sense, which is probably why I didn’t think about it at all.
So for anyone else out there expecting to have publicity among only members of your small-but-welcoming community, be aware: your community may be wider than you realize. (But at least it’s not prone to gossip.)