I decided back on June 17th that I wanted to spend some time looking into CommentLuv and really taking advantage of the entire concept behind having the WordPress plugin CommentLuv installed on my blog. For those new bloggers out there and none bloggers that read my site and don’t really understand what CommentLuv is or what it does, I will explain why CommentLuv is important to Bloggers as well as what it does and where you might see CommentLuv being used.
CommentLuv can be a best friend to someone that just started a new blog or has taken up blogging about something they enjoy. If you have been visiting my blog for a while you know that I have written [intlink id="2239" type="post"]articles about CommentLuv[/intlink] and it’s benefits in the past. CommentLuv is a WordPress plugin that can be easily installed on your WordPress blog, once installed CommentLuv will reward bloggers that are registered with CommentLuv for leaving comments on your blog. Remeber without all of you dandy daily readers and the comments that you post, there would really be no reason for the Extreme John blog.
CommentLuv is a nice additional feature for non-bloggers (if there are any) that simply enjoy visiting their favorite blogs and surfing the web, CommentLuv exposes readers to articles that other readers recently posted on their own blogs. Chances are that someone registered with CommentLuv that is commenting on another individuals blog shares a common interest with the blog they are commenting on, which means if your a reader of that blog there is a good chance you might like and even click on the authors latest post.
My Comment Luv Project Info:
- Locate 5 CommentLuv active sites
- Choose 5 sites that interest me
- Leave at least one comment at each blog I visit
- Complete the above tasks for 5 days
Start Date: June 17, 2009
CommentLuv Active Site #1
Articles I commented on at Shout Me Loud:
Mind Map Your Ideas for Non Stop Blog Post Ideads
CommentLuv Active Site #2
Articles I commented on at The Bold Life:
Unmaterialistic Joys for a Bold Life
CommentLuv Active Site #3
Articles I commented on at Ekkontros Life:
CommentLuv Active Site #4
Articles I commented on at Dad’s House Blog:
Tivo Killed Family TV Night
CommentLuv Active Site #5
Articles I commented on at Hotfessional:
Letters from Monday
RECAP DAY 1:
I really didn’t have much trouble locating active CommentLuv sites that were interesting to me, this was a big concern of mine because I can’t possibly comment on things that I really could care less about. I found a few blogs that were listed on the site that were not actually active when it came to leaving comments, this made me wonder if CommentLuv still works even if you have a different comment system that does not display others CommentLuv articles in their comment. I decided to test this myself by installing the Disqus commenting system which doesn’t seem to take advantage of the CommentLuv plugin, my article options still showed up when I went to leave comments even though at the current moment I have no CommentLuv article options for people leaving comments here, don’t worry CommentLuv will be going back on my site this was for test purposes only.
One thing that I did notice while visiting the different CommentLuv blogs that I visited was that not every blog had updated their CommentLuv plugin to the latest CommentLuv version. This is a big mistake for any blog owner to make, you should always keep your plugins up to date, and honestly your missing out on some nice new functions in the latest CommentLuv plugin update. One of the major issues with using the older plugin is that you limit your blog commenters to which of their most recent blog posts they can choose from when leaving a comment on your site, the latest version lists more articles to choose from giving the commenter a chance to target their traffic when leaving a comment. Remember it’s about sharing the love.
Tips for maximizing your CommentLuv experience
- When visting CommentLuv blogs look for [intlink id="2239" type="post"]DoFollow information[/intlink], a DoFollow blog like mine offers Search Engine Ranking benefits
- Target sites that fit the niche you like to blog about and of course something you enjoy reading
- When possible target your most recent article in your CommentLuv list of articles to the article you are commenting on.
- Use a simple RSS Feed reader like Feedly to make subscribing to the blogs you enjoyed quick and easy
- Create a separate group/category for the CommentLuv blogs that you subscribe to in your feed reader
In order to save most of you from extreme boredum and making this the longest CommentLuv information article on the planet, I will be breaking this article up into three different parts. My next CommentLuv article will feature the CommentLuv active blogs that I visited on Day 2 and Day 3 of my CommentLuv project, I have yet to do Days 3, 4 and 5 so if you have a CommentLuv blog please leave a comment with a link to your blog I would be more than happy to include it in my CommentLuv project articles over the next few days. If your curious if your CommentLuv blog was one of the blogs I visited during my project subscribe to my RSS Feed so your informed when I post the next two CommentLuv project articles. Oh yeah, it would be pretty sweet if a few of you Twitter maniacs would ReTweet this for me… Please and thank you