As of today, MarriedWithDebt.com is a CommentLuv enabled, personal finance site.
What is CommentLuv? It is a great plugin that encourages commenting because it rewards commenters with an automatic link to their own latest blog post – right in the comment. This is a good thing because, in my opinion, the rise of social sharing allows people to simply click a “Like” or +1 button, rather than take the time to say what they like or why. I think this could be a great way to get people talking again.
I have also installed the DoFollow WordPress plugin, which makes all comments and links DoFollow. This means that web search crawlers will follow the link back to your site, and count it positively towards your search engine karma.
It is important that new bloggers connect with each other in the early stages and help each other out. I want this site to be a welcome place for readers and fellow bloggers, who are usually one and the same. I think the sea is just to big for us to be swimming alone trying to find an audience.
I know there are many bloggers out there who are just getting started – and I want you to know that thoughtful comments are always appreciated. Please try to refrain from drive-by comments meant just for dropping a backlink.
I hope this helps everyone out.