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How to make people commenting on your blog?

  1. KEYNOTE AT LONDON BLOGGER MEETUP 24 JUNE 2008 XAVIER DAMMAN COMMON CREATIVE
  2. You can blog in the wind
  3. But better to get feedback
  4. ? How to motivate visitors to comment
  5. 1 Open discussion
  6. • Ask questions • Be open ended • Make it easy to comment
  7. 2 Answer (almost) all comments
  8. 3 Keep previous commenters in the loo
  9. 3 Keep previous commenters in the loop
  10. Subscribe-to- comments Enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/
  11. Reward your commenters 4
  12. • Highlight comments in your post • Weekly roundup of the best comments • Give something back, an incentive to comment
  13. CommentLuv Place a link to the commenters’ last post under their comments http://www.fiddyp.co.uk/commentluv-wordpress-plugin/
  14. 5 Allow originality
  15. Seesmic Video commenting plugin If your visitors are too lazy to write down their thoughts! http://wiki.seesmic.com/Wp-plugin
  16. I have too many now! How to keep them sorted?
  17. 142 comments
  18. while ( TRUE ) { reading(); }
  19. We can do better!
  20. A Wordpress plugin which displays a Tag Cloud over all discussions
  21. Typical discussion “Why SUV invade European cities?” 76 responses
  22. 76 Responses to “Why SUV invade European cities?” against SUV defend SUV nobel planes reject responsibility ! Ant Says: October 4th, 2007 at 4:12 pm againstagainst SUV, nobel SUV, nobel “I fully agree with you guys, 4x4 used in urban cities should get the Nobel” ! Matt Says: October 4th, 2007 at 4:37 pm defend SUV, planes “Why do you bother innocent 4x4 drivers? Planes used to pollute much more!” ! Xavier Says: October 5th, 2007 at 11:07 am against against SUV,responsibility responsibility SUV, reject planes,reject “Of course planes pollute much more. However, if everybody puts the responsibility on someone else, nothing will change.” ! Toyota lover Says: October 5th, 2007 at 12:21 am against SUV, hybrid,green cars “Have you ever heard about the new Toyota Prius? An hybrid car which only rejects 104gr of CO2/km.You may find more informations on toyota.com/prius” ! Funki Says: October 5th, 2007 at 12:21 am against SUV, nobel “Yeah, the Prius sounds great. But I don’t like that much its design... I’m looking forward for more hybrid models so that we’ll have somewhat a kinda choice”
  23. 76 Responses to “Why SUV invade European cities?” against SUV defend SUV nobel planes reject responsibility ! Ant Says: October 4th, 2007 at 4:12 pm againstagainst SUV, nobel SUV, nobel Overview “I fully agree with you guys, 4x4 used in urban cities should get the Nobel” of the ! Matt Says: discussion at a glance October 4th, 2007 at 4:37 pm defend SUV, planes “Why do you bother innocent 4x4 drivers? Planes used to pollute much more!” ! Xavier Says: October 5th, 2007 at 11:07 am against against SUV,responsibility responsibility SUV, reject planes,reject “Of course planes pollute much more. However, if everybody puts the responsibility on someone else, nothing will change.” ! Toyota lover Says: October 5th, 2007 at 12:21 am against SUV, hybrid,green cars “Have you ever heard about the new Toyota Prius? An hybrid car which only rejects 104gr of CO2/km.You may find more informations on toyota.com/prius” ! Funki Says: October 5th, 2007 at 12:21 am against SUV, nobel “Yeah, the Prius sounds great. But I don’t like that much its design... I’m looking forward for more hybrid models so that we’ll have somewhat a kinda choice”
  24. 76 Responses to “Why SUV invade European cities?” against SUV defend SUV nobel planes reject responsibility ! Ant Says: October 4th, 2007 at 4:12 pm againstagainst SUV, nobel SUV, nobel “I fully agree with you guys, 4x4 used in urban cities should get the Nobel” ! Matt Says: October 4th, 2007 at 4:37 pm defend SUV, planes “Why do you bother innocent 4x4 drivers? Planes used to pollute much more!” ! Xavier Says: October 5th, 2007 at 11:07 am against against SUV,responsibility responsibility SUV, reject planes,reject “Of course planes pollute much more. However, if everybody puts the responsibility on someone else, nothing will change.” ! Toyota lover Says: October 5th, 2007 at 12:21 am against SUV, hybrid,green cars “Have you ever heard about the new Toyota Prius? An hybrid car which only rejects 104gr of CO2/km.You may find more informations on toyota.com/prius” ! Funki Says: October 5th, 2007 at 12:21 am against SUV, nobel “Yeah, the Prius sounds great. But I don’t like that much its design... I’m looking forward for more hybrid models so that we’ll have somewhat a kinda choice”
  25. 76 Responses to “Why SUV invade European cities?” against SUV defend SUV nobel planes reject responsibility ! Matt Says: October 4th, 2007 at 4:37 pm defendagainst SUV, nobel SUV, planes “Why do you bother innocent 4x4 drivers? Planes used to pollute much more!” ! Xavier Says: October 5th, 2007 at 11:07 am against SUV, planes “Of course planes pollute much more. However, if everybody puts the responsibility on someone else, nothing will change.”
  26. 76 Responses to “Why SUV invade European cities?” against SUV defend SUV nobel planes reject responsibility ! Xavier Says: October 5th, 2007 at 11:07 am againstagainst SUV, nobel SUV, planes “Of course planes pollute much more. However, if everybody puts the responsibility on someone else, nothing will change.”
  27. • Autocompletion • Based on previous tags • Web semantic
  28. KEYNOTE AT LONDON BLOGGER MEETUP 24 JUNE 2008 XAVIER DAMMAN COMMON CREATIVE HTTP://WWW.COMMENTAG.COM
  29. Thank you!
  30. Any questions?
  31. Why people would tag their comments?
  32. No tags, no visibility
  33. When people upload video on YouTUBE...
  34. they tag them
  35. People spend time writing comments
  36. Writing time 0 25 50 75 100
  37. If no one reads your comment,
  38. you’ve wasted your time!
  39. Writing Tagging time 0 25 50 75 100
  40. Any more questions?
  41. Sure?
  42. KEYNOTE AT LONDON BLOGGER MEETUP 24 JUNE 2008 XAVIER DAMMAN COMMON CREATIVE HTTP://WWW.COMMENTAG.COM
  43. Illustrations • photo blowing: • infinite loop: kurafire spursfan_ace • reward: bunkosquad • pissenlit: vanessao • original: • sleeping: pasteler0 subliminalpudding • letter: pinprick • many letters: elemente • toilet: lricecsp Thanks all these guys for their great pictures!
  44. KEYNOTE AT LONDON BLOGGER MEETUP 24 JUNE 2008 XAVIER DAMMAN COMMON CREATIVE HTTP://WWW.COMMENTAG.COM

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