Nostrich.net highlights 3 comment trackers, online programs which track comments you’ve left on blog’s as well as the comments in general from blogs you follow. The review of comment monitoring services isn’t promising.
First came coComment, which I used briefly before dumping it because it couldn’t track comment threads I wasn’t participating in. Not long after coComment’s inception, co.mments came along and I’ve been using that since – it’s not perfect, but it gets the job done. But today I’ve been trying the new competitor in the comment tracking game – Commentful. It’s pretty unimpressive so far, it has to be said. Then again, it bears the omnipotent “beta” tag and only launched yesterday, so it would be unfair to expect miracles.
But despite an area that now has plenty of choice, noone has managed to really nail it. All three services do different things well, but none of them do all things well.
I have to agree with Nostrich. Monitoring your blog comments, the blog discussions, is an important aspect of participating in the blogging community. I leave a lot of comments on posts, often providing information or asking questions, and I want to monitor them for a response. Since I really haven’t found any comment monitoring service that is easy-to-use and really tracks well, I keep the blog’s post open in a Firefox tab for DAYS. I will often have over 100 tabs open, depleting my laptop’s available RAM.
Like Norstrich, I want to know if you have found any comment monitoring or tracking service that really impresses you and helps you track blog comments. How do you track your blog comments on other other blogs? How does it work for you, and what do you like, and dislike, about it? Any recommendations?
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