How To Enable Comments On Seth Godin’s Blog…
Seth Godin doesn’t allow comments on his blog. He has a good explanation about why he doesn’t have comments too and I respect his opinion. In fact, often when I want to comment on one if his blogs (I often feel the urge) I look for the comment field, then remember there isn’t one and then just write a blog post and link to that particular blog so the Trackback will appear beneath his blog.
The good thing about that strategy is that I get to comment, Seth reads my blog sometimes (he tracks his Trackbacks) and lots of visitors from Seth’s blog come to my blog because they also track his Trackbacks.
So that is all great for me. But…
…what if you don’t have a blog?
…what if you REALLY want to comment?
I have a solution and a plan and a businesscase!
What if I would set-up a the “Seth Godin Trackback Comment Blog“.
Here is how this would work:
A script (or just me) would check Seth’s blog for new posts. As soon as a new post appears a new blog with Trackback is published on the “Seth Godin Trackback Comment Blog” with the title “Comment on ‘Title of blog’ here”. That link would lead to a post which contains no information except for an invitation to discuss the post and a disclaimer that Seth does not read, correct, endorse or manage these comments.
The fact that people want to discuss his post is a good thing which Seth would only stimulate. He just doesn’t want to commenting to happen under his nose. This way it won’t…
Seth’s blog is one of best read blogs in the world. I’ll bet you could even make some money on this.
One possible problem: Seth probably has to approve his Trackbacks and might not actually like this. How do we find out? We Trackback this post! Maybe he reads this and maybe he can let us know what he thinks about this “No Permission Commenting” plan.
UPDATE: it took Seth exactely 34 minutes to find this blog and leave a comment…