Posted by Kat Armstrong.
I recently met with BlogFrog CEO Rustin Banks to discuss adding communities directly to your blog. Your readers want to interact with you and with each other. Adding a customized BlogFrog community to your site allows your readers to ask questions, share photos and chat live with each other – without ever leaving your site.
With comments, your readers can only leave their thoughts about whatever it is YOU have to say. They don’t have an easy way to interact with each other. Your subscribers are obviously like-minded. After all, they are each interested in whatever you are talking about. Using BlogFrog compliments whatever blog comment service you are already using. The comments section is there for people to leave feedback and additional thoughts based on what you have written. Adding the additional components from BlogFrog adds a whole new layer, allowing your readers to talk to each other and spark new discussions.
My first instinct was to ask why we should use BlogFrog. After all, we have sites such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter to discuss things on with other individuals. Rustin was quick to point out that we are limited on these sites. We only have the capability of talking with our followers. We aren’t really giving them a way to talk to each other unless they want to jump through hoops and figure out how and where to follow the other parties on various social sites.
Believe it or not, it won’t cost you anything to use BlogFrog. The beauty is that you will be getting paid to use the service in a manner of speaking. You can enable high-quality advertising and make a higher CPM in most cases than what you will be able to find on your own.
My assistant Kat is fond of saying that building a community isn’t about connecting people to you – it’s about connecting them to each other. BlogFrog has created the perfect way for you to give your community the tools they need to interact with each other, build upon what they already know and perhaps change the world.
9 thoughts on “Add a Community to Your Blog with BlogFrog”
very good love———–wwwjordanforworldcom
Thats amazing I’m gonna try it. Mindblowing
Sounds like it could be what I’m looking for, I’ll check it out. A question though, is it ever too early to try to add a community to your blog? Would you suggest a new blog waits until it reaches some critical mass before adding a community feature, or should it just jump right in?
I’d rather just use Google+ or a Facebook page. But, yeah, BlogFrog has me interested. Depends on how interactive your comments are.
Here’s a plugin that caught my eye. It may not be as extensive as BlogFrog, but may be enough. I think I’m a little uncomfortable with linking up with an offsite service. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/degree3-qa/screenshots/
i am gonna try it!
hmm, looks interesting, but only if your site has a lot of visitors, my site isnt as busy though zebraio.com
Thanks for the video
These are features that Disqus should be adding.
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