As this website evolves, it has changed from an unknown informational website to a popular interactive blog. The biggest news is that you are now able to leave comments after each article. Instead of starting a separate forum, it just made sense to jump on the social media web 2.0 bandwagon (albeit a bit late) and let readers leave comments after reading any of the articles.
I encourage you to go through all of the informative posts – old and new- and share your stories, comments or questions. This is a great idea, because as time goes on, the information in the articles may become out of date, however by allowing comments, it’s a great way to allow you and me to leave updates in the comments, while still preserving the original article. I strive to write at least one new article a month, but some months (and even some weeks) I add a few extra posts. As I write this, I’m personally still in recovery mode – it’s been just over 3 years since I was discharged from my own personal bankruptcy in June 2008, so I know exactly what you’re going through.
You Can Now Comment Anonymously
EDIT: Due to a high incidence of spam (more spam than legitimate comments), sadly I had to disable the commenting feature. However, you can still click on the Contact page to send comments or questions. If not already covered, I may select your question and write a blog entry about it, keeping your name anonymous.
Since Bankruptcy is a rather sensitive subject, you may not want to share your name, email address or your own website (if you have one). That’s OK. I’ve made all of those OPTIONAL. You can leave those fields blank and just leave a comment anonymously. Or, use your initials, just your first name or a nickname, like “Newly Bankrupt In Vancouver.” Of course, you are more than welcome to use your real name if you wish. You don’t need to enter your email address. It is NOT displayed – only I can see it when I log in to my private Administrator area. If you leave your email address, and I could email you. The only reason I could see that being necessary is if you posted a comment that you would like an answer to, but didn’t leave enough details. If I had your email address, I could get email you to ask for clarification.
All Comments Are Moderated
Please note that ALL comments are moderated, meaning that they will not show up instantly. I have to manually approve each one. Otherwise I could be opening up this website to be flooded with out-of-control spam. Anti-spam measures are in place to help prevent inappropriate comments from even being submitted. Don’t worry, if you’re posting a legitimate comment, it should be fine, even if it’s anonymous. If you post links to a casino, viagra or a dating website, it won’t get through.
A Bankruptcy Forum?
Originally I planned on launching a separate bankruptcy forum. Will I still launch a forum? Maybe. At the moment, I just can’t add another commitment to my busy schedule. Setting up and managing a forum takes time I just don’t have right now. But since this website is already established and receiving a decent amount of traffic each month, commenting on blog posts is a great solution. Don’t forget, you can still submit a question. If I haven’t already answered it, and it could help other people, I will probably write an article on it.
Techie & Geeky Stuff
Trackbacks and Pingbacks are now permitted too! If you don’t know what those are, don’t worry about it. It’s a bit technical. This website is built using WordPress, which is a full fledged blogging platform. If you also have a blog, you can comment on your own blog and link your comment to a post on this website. As always, you can still subscribe by RSS to be automatically notified when new articles are posted. You’ll find the RSS link at the top right corner of every page on this website.
Mobile Phone Friendly Version Of This Website
Do you use a smartphone like an iPhone, Blackberry or Android? Great news! When you browse this site using your mobile phone, you will automatically be served a mobile-friendly version of it. Although the original version is actually quite readable on smartphones, some people may find the text a bit too small to read and links a bit hard to click on. So, next time you’re waiting for the bus, on the bus, stuck waiting at the doctor’s office and don’t want to read the magazines left on the coffee table, go ahead and whip out your smartphone and go to www.AfterBankruptcyCanada.ca and you’ll have a few hours worth of good reading material in the palm of your hand. Go ahead, try it!
Enjoy the new updates!