Commenting Systems and Blog Design

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For those of you who find my voice to be objectionable or are unable to listen here are my words. I have turned off the Livefyre commenting system and am now using the WP native commenting system.

This blog exists for a variety of reasons the primary purpose being is that it is my cybersandbox for my writing. It is where I practice my craft and chronicle the moments and memories of my life. It is also the platform that I use for business purposes and for the joy that interacting with others bring.

I like my community and enjoy interacting with you. As many of you know I take an active role in trying to build my community. This is not a secret or unusual. I routinely encourage you to follow me on all of the different platforms that are available be it Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

Part of my job is to find the best tools and resources to make the community work for all of us. Commenting systems are an integral part of this which is why I am conducting an unscientific test. Overall my experience with Livefyre has been very  positive but recently I have received multiple complaints about it from readers who say that they find it overly cumbersome and or impossible to use.

In response I have decided to turn it off and see what happens. I like having Commentluv and that is not supported by LF or for that matter DISQUS. But I also like having threaded comments and the WP system as I understand it doesn’t really offer that either.

Anyhoo, part of the fun in blogging is being able to change things on the fly. We’ll give this a whirl and see how it goes. I may turn LF back on or I may not. I would love to hear your thoughts on this, that includes the lurkers. Take the discussion to the comment section and let me know what you think.

I would love to hear from you.

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