If you’re a regular reader, you may have already noticed, but for those who stick to reading from the RSS feed, you may not have noticed. I have updated the commenting aspect of the site to include SezWho. If you aren’t familiar with it, simply look at any post that has comments. You’ll now see an image, or gravitar next to people’s names. In addition, if you click on the “See my other comments” link, it will show you the other comments that person has left on both this site, and others that utilize SezWho.
What Do Readers Have to Do?
Nothing. This in no way impacts leaving comments on the site. You don’t need to have a SezWho account or profile if you don’t want since it can group your comments together by the email you use when leaving them. But, if you want, you’re certainly welcome to create your own SezWho profile that would then show up on a number of blogs that use the feature. In addition, if you have a Blog Catalog account, it should import the image you use on that site as your avatar automatically.
New Voting Features
One of the other great features that this allows is the ability to rate individual posts, as well as comments. In the future, I’ll be able to use this information to find the most popular posts and commenters. I plan on adding something in the sidebar that keeps track of the people here who have the highest rated comments and leave a link back to their site as a way to say thanks for leaving great comments.
So, there you have it. Nothing will change, but you now have some additional information available about comments and the ability to vote. Everything is retroactive, so if you’ve been leaving comments here in the past, it should keep track of them all in your profile. Get out there and leave some comments!
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.