Today, after much anticipation, BHDL has been upgraded to a new commenting system called LiveFyre. Its pretty spiffy if you ask me. The guys at The Pens Blog have been using it for a few months and its been great for them. Since I'm on vacation, I'm stealing the intro post from The Royal Half on why LiveFyre is so awesome and how you can use it.
#1 - You will need to either register with Livefyre.com or sign in using Facebook or Twitter. Everyone has Facebook or Twitter, right? You can't post as a guest or anonymous... sorry. But take the few seconds to sign up for LiveFyre and it will be worth it. And if you says something SUPER clever in the comments here... you can post it directly to Facebook or Twitter. Cool, right?
#2 - If you already have a Bloguin user name and password integration will be coming soon. But just do LiveFyre, Facebook or Twitter for now.
#3 - Flickr, Twitpic, tinypic, and imgur are the supported image sources, which means you just copy and paste the URL into the comment box and the image shows up as a thumbnail. And you all know we love attaching images here at The Royal Half.
#4- For videos, YouTube and Vimeo work. Just paste the URL, and your video will show up. And you all know we love attaching videos here at The Royal Half.
Hopefully the new comment system will encourage all of my awesome readers to chime in and speak up... especially with the NHL Playoffs right around the corner. (Hopefully.) You can sign up to get notified right away if some one replies to your comment or adds something new...Also, check out this great blog post about how to get the most out of LiveFyre.
So again, check out The Royal Half, and give our new system a whirl.
And here's an example of what the comment posting to Twitter looks like:
Also, if you look at the top, you'll see "# people listening." This tells you how many people are viewing the post at that moment and it updates in real-time (along with the comment stream, no page reloading!). Always cool to see how many people are lurking on the page.