I post 10-15 comments every single day on different blogs and it has been almost impossible to keep track of my comments until last week when a friend of mine told me his secret. A big thanks to you Jonny!
Why it’s difficult to keep track of your comments
Keeping track of your comments are actually really easy. If you just want to keep track of them you can save every link in a simple text document on your desktop. Simple, but pointless in my point of view.
The problem is that we often ask questions when we are commenting others blog entries. So the problem isn’t really to keep track of what we are commenting, but rather keep track of what we would like to check again.
Again, you could divide your links within your text document. One list for your comments and one list for comments you should check replies for. Simple but a bit old fashioned.
Use delicious to keep track of your comments
I’ve used delicious to keep track of my bookmarks for almost a year, but since there’s no way of sorting your bookmarks in maps I’ve never been particularly fond of it. That is until now.
Jonny showed me how to tag my bookmarks with c and check depending on if it’s a regular comment or a comment I would like to check answers for. It takes me less than five seconds to add a bookmark thanks to Firefox plugin.
At the end of each day I spend a few minutes visiting all of my bookmarks tagged with check to see if I’ve got any answers.
Why CoComment didn’t work for me
A lot of people promotes CoComment through blog entries and even though CoComment seems to be a terrific service I’ve never been particularly fond of it. Why? Simple because it’s to much of a hassle.
Your point of view
Later this week I will hopefully publish a post about how to make blog commenting a bit easier, depending on how much time I have. But for now, I would like to hear your point of view on how to keep track of blog comments. Which methods do you use?