Today I want to share with you a very popular commenting service that you can use to:
- Add it to your own WordPress blog to stimulate conversation (that helps get you seen online), or
- Create a personal profile on Disqus so that your comments on Disqus enabled sites will show your lovely/handsome profile pic, name, and lots of other convenient information that will help you to get seen online.
Leaving these “Blogging Breadcrumbs” back to your site or profile help you to get seen online.
For my site, I’ve chosen to go with CommentLuv, because it offers an additional benefit to you all. Every time you comment on a post other people get to see what the last post was on YOUR site. And I think that’s a pretty cool way of sharing the Luv. There go the bad puns again. So sorry. Can’t seem to help myself this morning.
My friends over at Social Media Examiner use Disqus and whenever I write a post for them (watch for my post about blogging in December!) I need to be sure that my Disqus profile is up to date, because this is the commenting system that they use. Last year they featured a comprehensive post by Denise Wakeman on handy WordPress plugins and she said this about Disqus:
A service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.
Here’s a link to the Disqus WordPress plugin you might want to add to your site and then customize. If you’re not comfortable with customizing WordPress sites proceed with caution! Not every plugin “plays nice” with your other plugins. More on this another time, but please heed my warning if you’re not comfortable with making changes to your site!
Here’s a link to Disqus that I suggest for everybody, however, for those times when your commenting or guest blogging on other people’s sites. With this Disqus link, you can:
- Register your site(s) with Disqus
- Create a professional looking profile for commenting, instead of relying on random images or the mystery man image, which is… not quite so professional:
All you have to do is to:
- Create a user name and password
- Add your site to Disqus (if you have one)
- Customize your profile
- Customize your Avatar
- Start commenting!