I love getting comments. Love it. And I love responding to those comments individually to the people who send them, but it makes me sad when I go to respond to a comment and see this instead of an email address. I understand if you dont want to use your real email address or name. It's easy and free to create a new email address that you can use for blogging. I want to respond to comments from so many of my favorite bloggers, but can not because there isnt an email address connected to your account. I feel like Im being rude by not replying to some comments, but it's because I cant, not because I dont want to.
#2: Word Verification for comments
As much as I love to receive comments, I also love to leave comments. I'll admit though, there are times when I wont comment on a blog if I know they have word verification set up. Sometimes Im in a bit of a rush and just dont want to take the time to do it. I understand having this step if you get a lot of spam. But honestly, do you get a lot of spam comments? It may seem like a little thing, but when you're catching up on reading and have 20, 30, 50 blogs to go through, it's hard to stop and comment on those that are going to take up even more time.
When I started my blog, I had this function turned on. Then I read a post like this on another bloggers site and thought, huh, why do I need this? I thought she made a good point and I got rid of it that day and havent used it since.
(I still love reading your blogs and will continue to comment on them, even if you fit into one of these two categories! =)
1 year ago