Comment what? CommentLuv! It’s a WordPress plugin that you may have noticed in use here on my Photography Education Blog. You can see the CommentLuv checkbox right next to the comment box. It’s the blog’s way of begging you to add your comment to the conversation.
How CommentLuv benefits you
As a fellow blogger, the CommentLuv plugin is going to give your blog some love. Probably one of the hardest parts about blogging is promoting new posts. CommentLuv shows the last blog post of the commentator linking to the most recent post with the post title as the link text. Aside from showing the post, CommentLuv also accomplishes a typically difficult SEO task by helping build deep links to each post. Plus each post is do-follow and has the title as the anchor text so people are more likely to find your post in a Google search.
Why I installed CommentLuv
CommentLuv encourages users to participate in the conversation. I’m a big fan of reader participation. For every post that I write, you guys as my blog readers will have great insight that I didn’t know or didn’t remember to include in the post. I’d much rather have a great network of active readers than to try to make myself look like some kind of genius on a pedastal. I couldn’t fake genius anyway, but I’ll have to admit I probably would if I could =) Theoretically the more my blog benefits my readers, the more you guys will return. So in the end, if I do my blogging the right way, you guys should be coming back for more.
Other photographer blogs with CommentLuv
Here are some of the other sites you should visit. I’ve run across others, but these are photographer blogs that I regularly visit. These photographer bloggers pass along some great information and also have the CommentLuv plugin installed on their blogs.
So now that I’ve shared some great blogs, you need to install CommentLuv on your blog and mention your site in a comment below. If you have any questions about how the CommentLuv plugin works, I’m not an expert, but I would definitely be happy to help out if I can. I’ll definitely visit your blog if you drop a comment below, so what are you waiting for?