Clubhouse posts are on Microsoft.com, and not just Windows Live members see them. There is a link on each post in the Clubhouse to leave a comment on the Clubhouse member’s blog location.
The thing is, many Clubhouse members have their blogs outside of Windows Live. If they want to come in here and post, they have to have an account.
Most people who only come here to post in one blog, will apply to get their account, get their profile url and their “No Name” persona, and probably leave it at that. They probably don’t personalize anything since they already have their own online community.
But, then, you have to wonder who “No Name” is, especially if it was a very interesting post, and you want to talk to them.
But, there is another solution that is common elsewhere on the internet:
Many blogs will let you post to a discussion and make a signature with a blank that is filled in with your user name, and the url to your blog or website. This info is hyperlinked, and you can contribute easily without you needing to be a member of that neighborhood.
If the Windows Live Clubhouse is encouraging visitors to our Spaces, there should be a way in place to let them contribute to the discussions, in my humble opinion….
I hope you consider this in the future.