You may have noticed a few changes to our blog over these last few weeks. Many of the improvements that have been implemented were based on some comments received in response to our recent article "3 Sneaky Ways to Trick Readers into Commenting", as well as a few tips that we’ve incorporated from around the web.
So what ALL did we change?
- We have added the Comment Luv plugin to showcase our readers’ latest posts on their blogs.
- Trackbacks/pingbacks will now be featured below comments.
- Gravatars — those little images next to commenters’ — names have been enabled. If you don’t have a gravatar, you can create one by visiting http://www.gravatar.com.
- We removed social bookmarking plugins and replaced them with simple text links. (Thank you Stratos for the tip.)
- For easy browsing, the latest articles are now displayed on all permalink/post pages.
- All admin comments are highlighted.
- Added the Subscribe To Comments plugin.
In the works:
Top commentators showcase in sidebar to give some link-love to our faithful visitors. Done!
- What else do you suggest?
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