Cool New Blog Toy

MyfriendisKate just pointed me towards this cool new little blog widget – ‘s .

It adds a set of icons that let you vote/comment on your opinion of a post.  You can add just the positive icons – (cool)(fun)(insightful)(great find); but I decided to include the negative ones too… (fell asleep) (I’m confused) and of course(I disagree) – which between you and me looks more like (this post is crap!)



ClickComments makes it easier for your readers to express
    their thoughts and appreciation with just one click.

ClickComments keeps your readers on your blog longer
  by suggesting your other blog posts that will interest them

So I’ve decided to add it and see if either of those statements are actually true.  Besides, I like cool new toys and blog widgets are the easiest, cheapest toys to play with these days.

Let’s see if anyone clicks the icons, and see if it will help you “find other blog posts that will interest” you.

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Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

6 thoughts on “Cool New Blog Toy

  • December 12, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Be sure to let me know what you decide – I’m too lazy to figure this stuff out for myself!

  • December 12, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    Jay – well, since I’m not seeing too many people “voting” so far, chances are 1. everyone is reading via RSS; no one is reading in the first place; or the voting thing isn’t all that much fun to play with.
    I kind of liked the fact if you voted it offered other choices to check out… but I haven’t played with it on anyone else’s blog yet, so it’s hard to tell if I’d care.

  • December 21, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I like voting things. this is a very involved blog I like it im trying to make one for my site, but its not going so well, let me know if u guys have any tips

  • January 24, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I would vote, but I don’t see the icons!!! I think they’re a cute idea, but I don’t blog much. I spend too much time on FunAdvice 🙂

  • January 24, 2008 at 10:35 am

    @john & @Dara – well, thanks. Are you guys spamming, cuz it looks like you guys are spamming.

  • January 24, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Okay, turning this off… since it seems to be annoying to load, not consistent in when it appears and… well… very few people seem to be using it.


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