While I have only been blogging on this site for about a month or so, I have blogged on other sites for over 5 years now. A majority of that blogging was done on the WordPress platform using the standard commenting system.
Over the years, I have tried Disqus, Livefyre, and IntenseDebate commenting systems only to find that I was reverting to the standard, built-in commenting system after a few weeks. Whether I was experiencing difficulties getting the custom commenting system to act smoothly or just getting it to look good with the site style, there was always a reason I decided to move back to the standard platform.
Recently, however, I have observed more blogs moving to Livefyre commenting. I used Livefyre on Then Life Happens for several months last year. I was very pleased with the social community capabilities of the system, however, I wasn’t happy with the integration into the site design and decided to move back to the standard comments platform again.
At darrensproat.com, I was able to style the site with custom commenting solutions in mind. After some testing, and really considering the social community capabilities of the system, I decided that I was going to use Livefyre here.
From Livefyre, here is a list of the benefits of the Livefyre Comments system:
Capture - For the first time ever, bring the conversation happening on Facebook and Twitter directly to your content, where it belongs. Make your site the hub of community activity.
Tagging – Now your community can invite their Facebook and Twitter friends to engage with your content right from the comment box. Give your readers access to their entire social network to bring specific friends to the conversation.
Sign In - Make it simple for readers to join your community. Users have the option to sign in with multiple social networks to put a face to their name and comments.
Sharing – With one click, users can easily share comments with their friends on other social networks. Empower your community to spread the best reactions to your content and bring more traffic to your site.
So, leave a comment below and let me know what you think of the Livefyre commenting system.
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