Just a few days ago I talked about CoComment and regretted that tracking your comments across all the blogs that you follow is so difficult.
Basically, what I was looking for was a way to track my comments without doing anything. Anything extra that is, besides posting the comment. I don’t want to book mark it, I don’t want to tag it (in most cases), I don’t want to RSS track it: I just want one place that keeps a complete record of all the comments that I post on sites all over the internet.
Fortunately Stephanie Booth, who works at CoComment, saw my post, investigated, and found a solution.
There’s a CoComment plugin for Flock … which will essentially track your comments and archive them at CoComment (here’s my conversations; yours will be somewhere else). Very simple, very easy, very quick, very effortless … as in no extra effort.
I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot. I feel so good, in fact that I’ve integrated CoComment into this blog as well. Here are the instructions. According to CoComment, this:
- Ensures that titles and urls are correctly detected
- Enables all comments to be tracked
- Does not depend on your visitors using a bookmarklet or browser extension
If you want to integrate CoComment on your blog – and it’s a good, neighborly, net-citizen-in-good-standing kind of thing to do – don’t get frightened by the wall of explanatory text on the instructions page.
Just scroll right down to the examples. Chances are good they have a ready-made example for your blogging platform of choice, and you can just copy and paste what you need.
I started with their generic code and was poking through my WordPress install to ensure I had all the right bits of PHP code and variables … and then saw the example, which had everything correctly configured right out of the box.
It’ll save you a couple of minutes.[tags] cocomment, stephanie booth, blogs, blogging, comments, posts, conversations, tracking, john koetsier [/tags]
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