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Thou shalt do some other stuff

Now that you all have your Gravatars¹, here are some other bloggety-things to dabble in, which I have varying levels of enthusiasm for but play with nonetheless:

  • CoComment - A comment-tracking system to follow conversations you've participated in and track your comments across the blogosphere. If you only comment on one or two sites it's probably not worth it, but if you're all over the place (like I am) it might be worth checking out. Rather than leaving a comment on a blog and forgetting about it forever, you can keep track of where you've been and see when other people follow-up on your comment. It's buggier than I would like it to be, but that's sort of understandable considering the range of blogging platforms it's used on. I've been there for several months now, and I'd say I'm a fan.
  • 103bees - I have no idea why it's called this. I'm sure it's in an About or an FAQ page somewhere on the site, but I can't be bothered. It's about tracking search terms that get people to your site and manipulating that data in interesting ways. Mostly I use it to giggle at things people search for or (more recently) to make poems for Brian.
  • MyBlogLog - I'm not really sure about this. It seems kind of cheesy and gimmicky - a sort of cross between a social networking site and a referers tracker - but I still visit there at least once a day. If you end up joining, let me know and I'll add you as a contact!
  • Statcounter - Pretty much my favorite statistics tracker. It's a cross between a lion and a tiger, bred for its skills in magic. No, wait, it isn't. But it's still my favorite at the moment.

It never ceases to amaze me that I can have, like, eight statistics/referers trackers on my site and they all come up with different information.

¹ Well, some of you do. If you don't, you're welcome to go sign up. I think it's working again after some bugginess around the time of the re-release.

srah - Friday, 9 March 2007 - 12:17 PM
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Comments (3)

gravatar Christophe - March 10, 2007 - 2:43 AM -

Hi,

Definitely, tracking conversations on the huge variety of platform and blog templates is not that easy. And the most difficult part is certainly to identify blogs where our service is not working perfectly.

So, if you comment on a blog where tracking with coComment is not working, please fell free to contact us and we will make all what is possible to solve that.

And coComment is also not just about tracking: you can also identify people commenting on the same blog as you do, and find new interesting conversation by simply looking where they are commenting. You can also start conversations on any web pages.
If your blog is integrated with coComment (and that's your case), you can get all comments on you blog, as well as comments you leave on any blog, indexed by Technorati: this gives you and your blog even more visibility.

Thanks for using coComment !
Christophe

gravatar srah - March 10, 2007 - 9:25 AM -

What is the best way to tell you about not-working sites? The "contact" form, the forums or by leaving comments on this post which you will then track through CoComment? :D

gravatar christophe - March 11, 2007 - 1:50 AM -

You can send the urls to info@cocomment.com or post a thread on our forum.
Of course, I'm now tracking this post ;-)

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