Activate “Follow Comments”

One of the joys of blogging is dialoguing with readers.  To enhance that dialogue, I suggest you let readers follow comments by e-mail.  If you don’t allow this, people won’t know when you respond to their comments unless they return to that comment thread.  And if, like most bloggers, they are following dozens of blogs, chances are they won’t be back unless they hear that you or someone else responded to their comment.

To active “Follow Comment” in WordPress:

  • Go to the last item on your side toolbar called: “Settings
  • Click on “Discussion
  • Scroll down until you see: “Follow Comments
  • Click “Show a ‘follow comments’ option in the comment form.
    • BTW : I suggest you DO NOT click the other button entitled “show a ‘follow blog’ option in the comment form” because it is tricky and people get confused.  If you want folks to subscribe to your blog, put a “Subscribe” widget in your sidebar instead.

I hope that helps.  Do you have any thoughts about comment settings?

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