Today I thought we would chat about sidebars. It’s where we show a bit of our personality, maybe some fan pictures or blog love. I am not going to talk about cleaning it up, or the time load those images and widgets require, not to mention how they distract the eye. Or the fact that last years read-a-thon is still there …..you have heard it all. Today I am going to mention things that should be in your sidebar to help visitors.
Commenting Systems and Responding to Comments
There are several different types of commenting systems you can install on your blog depending on whether or not you use blogger or WordPress. Each system has its pros and cons. Some popular ones are Disqus, IntenseDebate, Livefrye, and CommentLuv. All of them encourage interaction and eliminate spam removing the need for captcha.
Disqus- allows editing of comments, eliminates captcha, sends your response to comments to users email. Allows you to …