When I leave comments on other blogger’s posts I like to be notified on any new comments that are posted. Maybe it is just me? But comments by other readers and response(s) by the blogger help my learning.
Being notified of follow up comments means I can choose to continue the conversation by returning to the post to add further comments — this makes me a more effective blogger. Needless to say, after 18 months of tracking comments, I’m ‘quite’ good at it.
Subscribing by RSS
There are several comment tracking services that allow you to subscribe to new commenting by RSS using your feed reader. RSS is always my preferred choice when available because it makes my life easier.
Here is my detailed post on how to keep track on of new comments on other bloggers’ posts using cocomment. One definite benefit of cocomment is if your comment is accidentally lost and you can normally find a copy of what you’ve written in your cocomment account e.g. your comment failed to post due to problems with the anti-spam word.
I’m now also using Commentful which is okay, as a backup, but doesn’t give me the type of RSS feed I like.
Subscribing by Email
There are several options if you prefer email to RSS.
Some bloggers use the Subscribe to Comments plugin which allows readers to select ‘‘ when they write comments. This means each time a new comment is posted you will recieve an email.
For posts that don’t have the option to ‘‘ you can always use:
Both comment tracking services provide the ability to track comments by email.
People often ask me how I’m able to respond quickly to comments on other bloggers posts. Hopefully this has answered those questions.
Would love to hear your thoughts! Do you like to track comments on other bloggers posts? If so, what is your method(s)? What tips do you have for being more effective at tracking comments?
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