I’ve been trying to do just that (I’m still working on getting better though!), and I’ve realised yet another hurdle when it comes to commenting.
After commenting on a few blogs, I find it gets difficult to remember which blogs I commented on! My blogroll is very long, and when you’ve commented on several posts it gets confusing after a while to remember which blog exactly it was.
So I went hunting!
I started doing some searching to find a way to track blogs where I commented. (Going through my entire blogroll again to check ended up being rather tedious.)
The “follow comments” or “track comments” that people have on their blogs might work out really nicely for some people. I don’t know if it’s my ISP causing issues – but I never get any e-mails as I’m supposed to when someone replies to my comments, or new ones are posted.
So I found some alternatives.
co.mments – This is actually the one I ended up using because it’s very simple and straightforward. You sign up, you get a bookmarklet – then all you do is click that bookmarklet on any blog post where you want to track the comments. On your co.mments page you will then be able to check for new comments. (Supposedly there’s also an RSS Feed or you can choose to receive e-mails.)
coComment – I’ve not tried this one extensively, it seems to do a bit more than I feel that I personally need – but perhaps others find it more useful. It has a Firefox extension as well as a bookmarklet and you can choose to use one (you don’t need both).
Commentful – I’ll admit that I’ve not tried this one, because it appears to require a Firefox extension, which I won’t use because I often read blogs during quiet times at work. However, I decided to include it for those who may want to look into all of the options. I hear it may be able to track Forums as well as blog comments.
What do you do to track which blogs you commented on? Have you found a better tool than the ones linked above (please do tell!) or are you superman/woman and remember without tracking?