How you want to pimp your blog is up to you, but this week, being totally stressed out to get everything ready in time for me leaving for Japan on early Thursday morning, I realized that blogs without these three plugins (or similar functionality) and features just will have to go!
- Subscribe to comments plugin. Seriously, it should be a default functionality, and yes, I realize that it’s not here on Wisdump. One of the things I’ll fix when we upgrade to the new design.
- Valid RSS feed that’s easy to find. Why do you hide it in the footer already? If I like what I see but am stressed for time, I want to add it to my reader and be on my way.
- SuperMegaDuperSpamKiller(TM). No, that one doesn’t exist (?), but the result does. If your comments are full of spam, then I don’t want to participate in the conversation, and that’s both you and me missing out, mate.
Are there any features or plugins you feel have to be there for a blog to be usable at all, particularly when you’re in a rush?