I just converted to a new commenting system on my blog. I heard from a couple of readers that they wanted to be able to see what other people were saying about my posts. So, I just added a new whiz bang commenting system called Livefyre. Here is what you can expect.
You will be required to either create an account with Livefyre or you can sign in using your Twitter or Facebook account. Eventually, Livefyre is adding the option sign in as a guest with your email and a password if you prefer. While you’ll get a message that Livefyre will access your Twitter or Facebook account, it’s simply to allow you to use it to sign in. They won’t spam you or use your information in any way.
When you comment you can tag someone you are connected to on Twitter or Facebook. Just put the @ sign before their name or handle. That way they will see your comment.
Another great feature is you can follow the conversation to see what others say in response to the post and possibly to your comment. I almost always respond to my commenter’s comments, so this way if you click “follow conversation” you’ll see what I wrote. You will get emails with the additional comments. You can unfollow the conversation at any time by simply clicking on “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the comment email.
More great features: you can post your comment to Twitter or Facebook. You can like and reply to other people’s comments. When you click on someone’s name you can see where else they have commented and what they have said. If they created a profile you can learn more about them including their website or current blog posts.
Note; because my website is on a custom WordPress platform, the formatting for Livefyre is off. But they are working on it and will have it fixed very soon. It is functional though.
I’m really exciting about Livefyre and think you’ll enjoy it too. I hope it encourages you to comment on my posts as I love hearing from my readers. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts even if you don’t like it.