Keeping track of your commentsOct 24, 2007 Edit
One problem i have is that while i am browsing around the internet making comments on peoples blogs i often forgot to check back in a week to see if there are any responses.
Some people have ‘Subscribe to comments via email’ plugin installed but it dosn’t work one blogs that get 100+ comments per post.
Subscribe to comments via email
This is a popular solution for many web site developers, its a little check box at the bottom of each post that lets your users get a email notification automatically when ever someone replies to the post. Easly installed on most blogging platforms with a plugin.
The Advantages Easy install, Simple for the users.
The Disadvantage It can get annoying to get 100+ comments on a post that is very popular.
There is also online service called coComment.com that tries to create a list of all your online conversations. It works by installing a browser plug-in that checks the pages for certain HTML elements and inserts a coComments bar. When you post a comment on a supported blogging platform such as Wordpress, Blogger, Flicker, Digg, Type pad, and others it copies the comment and adds it to your online profile. When someone replies to the post you are altered with a icon in your browser.
The Advantage It creates a clean easy to read list of posts where there have been replies since you last made a comment, and its dead simple to use.
The Disadvantage The problem is that it doesn’t always work, for me it worked about 80% of the time but not all the time.
There is no prefect solution that I can find for keeping track of all your comments but coComments is probably the easiest one to use even if it doesn’t work all the time.