Welcoming Your First Commenter

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Are you a blogger? Chances are if you are reading this then you are.

What we love – if not more than writing – is to get comments on our post. We are networking online. We participate in memes, blog hops and whatever else is out there that connects one blogger to another.

When you link up on a meme, usually you will ‘meet’ many new bloggers. You read their stuffs and you left a well meaning comment that include a trackback to your own blog. You grain traffic to your site and that is part of networking, right?

A nice welcoming touch for these new people that come and read – and hopefully commenting – on your blog is what I called a “Welcome” page. Like mine here.

I use a Comment Redirect  plug-in to redirect first time commenter, it’s a great quickie and relatively easy to set up page where you can show your first time commenter what your blog is all about. Please note that you are ‘sending’ your first time guests to this page in hope they will read more and come back.

Here are the steps by steps:

  1. Download and Install Comment Redirect  plug-in from your wordpress deskop and activate it.
  2. Create a new Page and name it whatever you want and pimp the heck out of it to charm your new readers/commenters, hit publish, you can choose to assign this new page anywhere you want or ‘hide’ it like me.
  3. Go to Comment Redirect (it’s on the left hand corner under the Plugins)
  4. From there you can pick where you want your commenter to land – it could be your Welcome page or even your About page.

Voila! Pretty simple to give your commenter a warm welcome and thanking them for leaving their comments.




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8 Comments on Welcoming Your First Commenter

    • Maureen
      September 16, 2011 at 9:22 am (5 years ago)

      Glad to share, Maria 🙂 I’ve had people asked how I did it so I hope this post can help.

    • Maureen
      September 16, 2011 at 9:23 am (5 years ago)

      And thank you for stopping by 🙂

  1. Aubrey Anne
    September 15, 2011 at 9:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Yep! Definitely should have chosen wordpress. Where were you when I was deciding?? 🙂 It’s never too late, eh?

    • Maureen
      September 16, 2011 at 9:23 am (5 years ago)

      Aww…maybe one day soon you will make the cross over 😉

  2. Nami
    September 16, 2011 at 10:44 am (5 years ago)

    You’re such a considerate blogger! What a great tool. Too bad I’m not using WordPress. I’ll have to see if blogspot has anything similar – although, even if they do, I’m such a “Page Layout” moron it wouldn’t really matter.

    How do you make it sound so easy?
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