I watch my blog traffic stats closely. How many people are visiting, what are they reading and how long are they hanging around? But most of us, me included, want comments, too. I know. I just wrote a post on the value of both kinds of visitors: the spectators (your readers) and the players (your readers who comment). And both kinds of readers are appreciated.
Still, most of us want more comments. We crave the learning and interactions that happen in the conversations. And we want the kind of feedback that will make our content sharper, richer, more useful.
Livefyre, the most social commenting system I know, has just made all of that easier.
Why I returned to Livefyre
I removed Livefyre last December, after surveying you, my readers. But with their new version, the folks at Livefyre have made changes to address many of your biggest concerns with the system. Among other things, you can now sign in as a guest so you don’t have to link to your social media accounts or even register with Livefyre if you don’t want to.
(But if you do the one-time registration or social platform linking thing, you will have more options—to share comments with other people, to pull more people into the conversation, to stay signed in so you don’t have to do that each time you leave a new comment.) Read on to learn more about Livefyre’s cool new features.
Get your Livefyre walk-through here
Jeremy Hicks, Livefyre’s smart, friendly Head of Community consented to an interview and walk-through to help you sort it all out. In the video below, my very own @bobwp talks to Jeremy about the new Livefyre features, so you can learn the ins and outs of commenting on a Livefyre blog—and even decide if it’s the right choice for your own blog:
What about you?
How do you use blog comments to build community and improve your content?
Are you a Livefyre user?