Just recently I added a Top Commentators list to the sidebar of my blog. It’s my way of saying thank you to people who would like to join in the discussion on the things I decide to write about. Let’s face it, we all have opinions and I think it is very healthy to acknowledge that it is probably the case that nobody is absolutely right about anything. Discussion is always useful therefore because it helps us to understand different perspectives.
So, if you make a useful and relevant contribution of a couple of short paragraphs or more, you get automatically added to our sidebar when your comment is approved. And, for those people who are running personal development site or blog of some kind, this is a remarkably easy way to get a relevant, PR3 link from a quality site. It should go without saying that we won’t approve spammers and, of course, I do hope the main reason you might want to comment is because you would like to participate in the discussion, nevertheless, a bit of link love never did anyone any harm eh?
By the way, if you do run your own blog, you might like to consider adding the Top Commentators widget to your sidebar too. Why? Because, you will attract comments and that is s goof thing for your other visitors. They will be more encouraged to join in with the discussion if they can see others doing so. You will also be getting more mileage out of each of your blog posts and finally, Google will be pleased to see your blog growing more quickly. All in all, it’s a nice win-win solution – the kind of thing I am always looking for. The widget is a WordPress plug-in and you can get it here.