Comments and Community

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Sometimes the blog feels a bit like an iceberg that is floating around a cold sea filled with thousands of other icebergs. I am not a huge fan of doing the same thing everyone else does nor am I am a fan of trying to be different for the sake of being different either.

Maybe that is why I don’t have a million tattoos and piercings or maybe it is because I don’t want it to take 198 minutes to get through airport security, plain vanilla Josh has enough fun with TSA as it is.

Really, I can’t wait to be groped again by some guy who has claws for hands and gargles with garlic. Maybe one day we’ll figure out a better system, but for now I’ll deal with security because I’d rather fly than take the bush.

Comments and Community

Your comment section is among the best ways to develop a community and that is a big part of why I switched from CommentLuv to Livefyre. I think it will make a significant impact, or at least I hope it will.

The good news about blogging is that if it doesn’t work I can always point and click my way back to CommentLuv or Disqus. But in the interim we are going to root for success with the current system and watch how it goes.

We are also going to treat you to a video of me sharing a few thoughts with you about it too. Aren’t you lucky. 😉

Seriously, the goal of the video is to help build the relationship with all of the current readers, those who know me and those who don’t. And it is designed to help mix things up a bit here too.

Variety is the spice of life.

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9 Comments

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  2. RebeccaTodd July 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I personally like Livefyre best, but have no real rationale for that. Nice hat, Texas.

  3. Mary Stephenson July 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Josh
    Okay I don’t know much about the benefit of livefyre, but at least comment luv adds people’s posts.  Which is a plus I think if people are going to visit others.  It also just seems to get you connected to them or maybe also facebook, twitter, etc. and not to someone’s website. So is that just a one-way link for anybody commenting?  So may be I can add my last post?
    Mary
    Last post: http://necessityofchange.com/lessons/fretting-over-your-purpose/

    • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes July 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Mary Stephenson Hi Mary,
      I like most things about CommentLuv but there are a couple of hiccups that sometimes make me crazy. Lately I have been getting hammered again with CommentLuv spam. These are people who try to leave ‘normal” comments so they can get free advertising/links to sites I don’t want to be associated with.

  4. bdorman264 July 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

    PS – Barry Sanders was pretty hard to bring down too….

  5. bdorman264 July 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Where’s the Texas accent? Giddyup pardner….
    Livefyre, Livewire, I don’t think I know the major difference between Lifefyre, Disqus or WordPress (or whatever it is the heck I’m using). For people with a purpose I’m sure there are important distinctions, but if I take the time to visit a site and want to comment I will find a way regardless of what they have going on. 
    Hope all is well and you are still progressing forward on your journey.

    • Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes July 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

      bdorman264 Hey Bill, I have the accent, I just hide it, would hate for people to think I am some kind of redneck now. 😉
      Sometimes I like to mix things up here just to see if one works better than another. It is like sales, sometimes you change your technique a bit because you find something that brings in more dollars than another.

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