If you’ve notice on the right hand side I’ve added a Top Commenters widget. I put up this widget last night. It has been sometime that I have been looking and figuring out how to display the top commenters in my blog so that I would give a nice link to the top commenter as a reward on my front page. What’s the benefit for you? Well, your name is displayed in the front-page that means any visitors who drop by will see you and tend to click on you, thus bringing incoming traffics to your site. Genius, aye? However, if you click on the name, it will bring you to a summary of page by Google on the last comment made by the commenter (somehow Google limits it), and there is a link for you to check out where they came from.
As I was saying it was quite some time I was struggling to get the code right to display the list and thus had gave up on it previously. But last night I was Googling for this widget again to try for the last time to implement it in my blog. However, I find many of the blogs has this widget up for Word Press version. I was rather disappointed until I’ve stumbled on Amanda the Blogger Buster (always reminds me of Ghost Buster), who so genius-ly created a simple widget that even a blogger who has not much knowledge of html coding able to fix it up. She gave a step-by-step Yahoo Pipes setup guide for readers to follow with nicely print screens as well. Although after running through the steps, I have major problem struggling for 2 hours (till 3am) on filtering my own name out from the list of top commenters, I have managed to find out what was the missing part of the steps that causes the problem! And, voila!! The widget is presenting you with the top commenters in my blog.
Congratulation to those who are listed!
I will show you the steps on how to get the widget onto your blog in my next post with the missing part in Amanda's. Do you want it? - if i can get more than 5 votes of YES, I might write it and if no, that means you have successfully figure out how to fix it from Amanda's steps.
Now, I will need to figure out how to reset the list every month to portray the top commenters for the month.