The good news for chatty WordPress.com bloggers is that the Tlk.io widget allows you to embed a web chat in your site. There is also a shortcode to add chat to pages and posts.
A tip of the hat to David, who made me aware of this Olark chatbox widget for WordPress.com blogs, and that the WordPress.com Staff have are a few others they will be testing.
Years ago we had 4 different chatbox options we could use on WordPress.com blogs. I was an early adopter of the a meebo widget chatbox but I didn’t last for long. I was also an early adopter of Twitter and though I’m still a member I don’t devote time to chatting there. In essence, I discovered that the chatbox and/or forum environment are not comfortable ones for me.
Granted that chatboxes and forums may allow you to get up close and personal with your readers, but does chatting have a negative or positive affect when it comes to commenting patterns on blog posts?
I would like to hear what you think about chatboxes and forums on blogs in terms of improving your communication with your readers. Are you for chatboxes and forums or against them? Are you uninterested or undecided? Will you try using the Tlk.io chatbox widget on your blog(s.)