Did you ever have a problem and wish the perfect solution would come along?
Let me put it this way – ever feel like you're waiting for a “sign” before making a decision about something?
Well some might call it procrastination and maybe it is just a little bit. But this kind of stuff happens to me all the time. I feel like there are little voices in my head saying “not yet” or “just give it another couple of days before you make a move“.
And then all of a sudden…
It seems to appear out of the blue and the answer falls right into my lap!
Well that is what happened to me earlier today when I decided to install Google+ Comments here on Basic Blog Tips.
It's always good to have mentors
I noticed a lot of my peers and mentors removing CommentLuv from their blogs. First it was Lisa Irby from 2 Create a Website, then Ana Hoffman from Traffic Generation Cafe and a few others who I can't recall at this very moment. Oh yeah, let's not forget Justin Germino from Dragon Blogger, he was one of the first people I know to make the switch.
But in the end it was the video from my friend Chris Lang that convinced me it was time to try something different. Chris is a Google+ expert and you can click here to find out more about the business coaching program he offers.
This move to Google+ Comments doesn't have to be the “perfect” solution, heck I haven't even weighed all the options yet, but it's a chance that I'm willing to take.
CommentLuv is Still a Worthy Option
Now hang on a sec, I'm not taking back anything I said in the past about CommentLuv Premium. It's a fantastic plugin and I actually still have it installed – I just turned off the “LUV” part.
Remember there are a ton of modules and benefits to using CommentLuv Premium and I'm not suggesting that you remove the plugin if it's working for you.
Don't Wait for Perfection, Just Dive In!
I need take a second to explain this for anyone who might be visiting this blog for the very first time or who might not realize that I'm probably one of the most well known bloggers who uses CommentLuv. In fact if you check out my SEOPressor Version 5 video, you'll see that at the time of recording (February 2013) I ranked on page #1 of Google search for the term and I've held that position for a very, very long time.
Right after I sent an email to my subscribers informing them about the change I just made, I got another “sign” from one of my online mentors.
Michael Stelzner, CEO of Social Media Examiner, shared this on Facebook:
He said – and I quote:
“You know that feeling just after you jump off a cliff into the great unknown… That point of no return. I'm there and what I see coming is very exciting”
Yes Michael, I know the feeling. Thanks for the encouragement and for the tip about grabbing a parachute.