Every Friday over the next three months I’d like to introduce you to a feature of foXnoMad. Helping you make the most out of every post, connect with your fellow travelers, and travel smarter.
Catch up with the latest comments and join ongoing conversations on foXnoMad posts with the recent comments. Many of you who are subscribed to foXnoMad’s RSS feed or email updates may not have noticed the display of the 6 last user comments in the sidebar on the right of foxnomad.com as shown below.
You can follow along some of the most active conversations and add your own thoughts to these posts below.
- 6 Ways To Keep Your Personal Travel Blog Interesting (6 Comments)
- Travel Resolutions Your Should Consider For 2009 (6 Comments)
- How To Protect Your Home When You Travel (8 Comments)
Your comments help add insight to posts, generate conversations and bring up new ideas, and are a great way to keep in touch with me. They are all appreciated (except spam)!
I thought a lot about how many comments I want to appear in my sidebar. It’s a careful balance between being interesting and having a concise layout. But, today I increased the number of displayed latest comments from 3 to 5. 😉
If you’re serious about comments, you should install CommentLuv. It encourages comments greatly because it provides a link at the bottom of each comment to that person’s latest blog posting. So it’s a wonderful way to encourage community growth and encourage commenting overall.
It’s a really fantastic plugin, and it’s free. Highly recommend you install it, if at least on a trial basis to see if you like it: http://www.commentluv.com/download/ajax-commentluv-installation/
@ Byteful Traveller:
I originally started with 10 comments in the sidebar, but it was too cluttered – not to mention the increased page loading time.
I’m planning some site changes and rolling them out in February. Thanks for letting me know about Comment Luv, I’m seeing more people using it and will check it out for the redesign.