If you are like me, you have multiple identities when it comes to blog commenting. I comment with several identities for my own blog, my work, blogs I guest post on, and also my article marketing profiles. As you can imagine, this gets somewhat confusing and exhausting, entering the different information.
Even if you are only commenting for one site, you still may have the need for multiple profiles. For example:
- Some sites only allow you to use your real name when commenting.
- Some allow you to use keywords as anchor text for your link.
- Some allow you to use your name@your keywords via the KeywordLuv plugin.
Easy Comment for Firefox
The Easy Comment plugin for Firefox allow you to enter multiple commenting profiles to switch between when commenting. It will auto fill in your name, email address, and website on standard comment forms that provide those fields.
Once you install the plugin, you will be able to access it in the bottom right corner of your Firefox browser. Simply right click on Easy Comment and select Manage Profiles.
Click on the Create Profile to start entering your commenting identities. Be sure to name each new profile in a way that will be easy to remember.
Then, whenever you are on a blog and ready to comment, simply right click on the Easy Comment and select the profile you want to use. If it is already selected (or you only have one), just click on Easy Comment and it will fill in your information.
Unfortunately, this will not work on blogs using any commenting system that requires you to login. But for the rest, you should be able to use it to make your commenting simpler.
Word of Caution
One word of caution. Yes, there is an option to fill in some default comment text as well. But it is never a good idea to use a generic comment on every blog post you visit.
While dealing with a situation where Disqus was duplicating comments, I realized that good comments were ones that are easy to associate with a specific blog post. If I came across one and couldn’t decide which post it belonged to, that was not a good sign.
Your Commenting Toolkit
Do you have a favorite tool or plugin to make blog commenting for traffic simpler? Let us know in the comments below!
Great plugin. Just installed with Firefox. It's really helpful that you can save many profiles with the emails and names.
I've just downloaded this addons to my firefox. it is really helpful while commenting. My recent post Deploying ASPNET- Ecommerce Development at Your Fingertips
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the problem with roboform is it starts lagging , and also two profiles allowed for free version .. Sourish
Kristi, I'm using this add on to make this comment right now! This will save me loads of time, thanks for sharing this. Best wishes.
Nice share Kristi, I will give this a try, I am actually having a lot of troubles managing comments! "Your Commenting Toolkit?" nope! I didn't have any, but now I have one!
Thanks for sharing, Kristi. Don't like the generic comments, though :( - mine are too generic as it is!
Krisit, There’s not enough time in the day to possibly find all of the neat tools that are available to bloggers. I’d be curious to learn the value/reason for having multiple identities. Do you use them to help separate/manage your notifications when you receive comments? (I’m curious how this should fit into my commenting strategy as I move forward.)
Although my firefox remembers all previously entered inputs, I think this plugin will help me. I will check this out. Thanks.
I'm not a fan of generic comments at all personally. The more detailed and obviously related to the post, the better!
Actually, the reason I do it is because I have different websites that I like to comment with. For example, if I'm commenting on a blog about blogging, I use my main site Kikolani as the website. If I'm on an SEO site, I might use this one or the one for my work. If it's something completely personal, I might just use my Twitter URL or my lifestream personal domain. So I'm always commenting as myself, I'm just using different websites really.
Firefox usually remembers mine too based on the site. But sometimes, based on the topic of the post, I will use a different website that fits better with the post. Then I have to change the pre-saved information, which is when the plugin comes in handy.