I saw this new plugin in my blog dashboard this morning called, “Liz Comment Counter“. It’s description is as follows:
Liz Strauss Comment Counter is a highly configurable badge (very similar to the Feedburner one, except it’s more configurable) to show off the number of comments your blog has.
Now, I know the author took a while to create the plugin to open up to the WordPress community (And to get some trackbacks/links am I wrong? ) which I think is good. But seriously.. What is the use of it?
It’s supposed to replicate Feedburner’s interface to show R.S.S Subscribers (which helps you in turn, gain them to your feed – read more about that here) but what does the plugin accomplish? More comments? A better reputation because people have chosen to say their piece on your post?
If I saw that on Problogger or Shoemoney.. I would say something along the lines of:
Wow. They have over 1 million comments* over a course of their entire blog life…
* – Not actual number, just my exaggerated estimate.
I think this plugin would result in sidebar/above the fold clutter that really doesn’t help your readers or visitors see or accomplish anything. Whats your thoughts?