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Keeping track of comments

How do you keep track of comments you’ve posted to other people’s blogs? I’ll comment on something, forget to check back for a couple of days, then find out that there was actually a discussion going on I would have liked to have been a part of if I had known it was happening.

Blog comments are less private than email, but harder to keep track of than newsgroups or other public discussion forums.

Katja

2 Comments

  1. shell

    Well, that’s one thing that’s easier with LJ vs. blogs. You get email notification whenever someone comments on a post of yours, and you also get email notification when someone posts a reply to a comment you made. There are some comment programs for blogs that say they do the same thing, but half the time, even if I check the box that says “notify me if someone replies” I don’t get any notification.

    So, you know, my answer is, switch to LJ ;-). No, seriously, I don’t know how else to deal with it–I do lose track of comments I’ve made in blogs.

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  2. Fazia Rizvi

    This problem is why I haven’t been too speedy about updating my own blog and adding a comment function. If I do, it’s going to have some very specific options.

    First, it’ll have a “notify” by email option like LJ does. That’s come in handy when someone posts a comment to my LJ blog, but no such function exists for syndicated feeds – so if anyone replies within LJ to the sybdicated feed after it’s cycled out of the top twenty posts in my “friends” list I lose out on the conversation. That’s annoying.

    Second, it’ll have a way for me to reply to the blog comment thread BY EMAIL. I find it bothersome to have to go to a bazillion different blogs and reply if I want to participate in conversations. Even on LJ, if I reply to the notify email, I’m replying by email to that one person who posted and folks seem to like the public thread feel of comment threads on a blog. So, I’ll add a function that lets me reply privately by email or publically to the blogspace by email.

    I’m just an email kinda gal I guess. :-)

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