As Bloggers we know, commenters are few and far between these days, and let’s face it, so are return visitors. When we get comments, we get excited and often reply to those lovely people. But do they know we’ve replied? Most of the time no.
If you took the time to comment, maybe asking a question, on someone’s blog and never heard a word, would you return to see if they answered? Probably not.
Building community and engaging an audience that returns again and again doesn’t just happen. That’s why third party commenting systems that allow real engagement and easy threaded commenting with notifications are so popular. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these and may have even used them. It’s also why social media works so well. We can hold instant conversations on our Facebook pages and Google+ pages.
Let’s talk about the systems available and how they work. [Read more...]