A year ago I decided to pull comments from my blog. I did it as an experiment, but I was pretty convinced it was the right thing to do. Then I wasn’t so sure. After a while, I missed comments. Still, I decided to stay with it for at least a year and measure the […]
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I’ve been an advocate for robust online conversations since I started blogging over a decade ago. But I’ve recently decided to remove the comment section from my blog. Here’s why. I’ve used the third-party Disqus commenting platform for several years now. I love its functionality and the way it facilitates conversation. But I don’t love […]
The volume of my blog comments has risen dramatically over the past year. As a result, I am looking for 3–5 Community Leaders to help me manage my growing community.
As a blogger, I love getting comments. This is one major way in which blogging is different from all other forms of writing. You get near-instant feedback. This is tremendously gratifying, but it can also be a challenge to keep up with them.
In the last 30 days, I have seen my blog traffic jump by 81.3%. I want to share the four actions I took to make this happen, so that you can apply what I have learned to your own blog.
Civil discourse has become increasingly vicious. This doesn’t mean you have to put up with it on your blog. Here’s how you can keep the conversations on your blog civil.
There’s nothing worse then writing something you think is important, posting it on your blog, and then waiting for comments … and waiting … and waiting. Conversely, there are few things more rewarding than having people comment on your post and engaging directly with your readers. More than any single factor, I think it is the one thing that has kept me blogging for all these years.
I am celebrating this milestone by installing IntenseDebate, a third-party commenting platform for blogs. Here are the five features I wanted that are not possible—or at least, not easy—with most blogs