What I want from blogging software


I’d like the posts that have been commented on, to rise to the top. And/or a widget for “most commented” that I can stick on the right hand side. (I write a lot of crap but every so often, one post will catch oodles of attention). I’d like to be able to stick a post or two, so that the latest post DOES stay at the top. Effectively it would look like this
Latest Post
– XYZ 0 comments
Popular Posts
– ABC 10 million comments
– DEF 12 comments
– GHI etc
The rest

I think the other stuff – ratings and rankings, a proper implementation of digg and so on- is coming or on other blogging platforms. But the focus on latest post at top probably won’t change. Perhaps it would bring it’s own problems – make us focus on the herd mentality? “I have to comment cos 1 million others did”?

So, would changing it around that be too messy? It seems to me that as blogging is currently time-centric, newcomers get the impression that it is fad driven. I mean, I read Techmeme and Scobleizer to see what is hot right now but that’s not the only purpose of blogs. With a seasrch engine you can find some amazingly thoughtful and relevant posts that were written 3 or 4 years ago. Not by me, alas!

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “What I want from blogging software

  1. This can be done in WordPress without too much difficulty.

    Just a matter of doing up a new index template with a bit of custom coding.

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