There have been plenty of times I’ve commented on other blogs, only to forget where I was. Days later I think to myself ‘I wonder if anyone commented on my comment’. To bad I don’t remember where I was so I can’t go back and check.
There is also times where someone asks a question in the comments, we answer it and never know if the user actually saw that we answered their question.
Granted, every post has a comment RSS feed but you then end up with a cluttered feed reader. So there has to be an easier way to keep your comment conversation alive by notifying previous comment authors. Well there is.
I have just installed a plugin called Subscribe to Comments and it allows your blog visitors to subscribe via email to any post. Now, when a new comment arrives, you’ll get an email notification. Slick!
Don’t want comment emails anymore? Don’t worry, un-subscribe functionality is built in.
The goal is to keep the visitor coming back and help you keep track of new comments. Comment conversations can be great as long as people remember to say involved.