Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to receive more comments

One of my favorite bloggers, Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, posted this, and I wanted to pass along to all who might not have read it.
You may be missing out on receiving comments and don't even know it.  There are a lot of blogs that are self hosted and if you don't have the right comment form for your blog, then they can't leave a comment.

I received an email from a blogger - My 1929 Charmer - telling me she had linked to my party and wanted to leave a comment, but couldn't.  It seems that if you don't have the form that allows someone to click "name/url" that several different kinds of hosted blogs are unable to comment on your posts.

This is the form you need for everyone to be able to leave a comment.

It's really easy to change your setting so this is the form that comes up.

1. click on Settings

2. click on comments

3. scroll down and click on Full Page

That's all there is to it.  Also if you still have word verification, please turn it off.  It isn't necessary since blogger has installed up to date spam detection and you are loosing tons of comments because people won't take the extra time it takes to go through this step.  Also, some boxes pop up so slow after you leave a comment that you don't even know you are suppossed to do a work verification.

Two really simple fixes so you can receive all of the comments that fellow bloggers wish to leave you.

Thanks Marty, you're a STAR!


Adrienne said...

So funny! You're leaving a comment on my blog while I'm checking my comment system to leave a comment here. Another great minds moment.

I hate word verification. In particular that "two step" one that some people have. You write your comment and then it opens up in a new box with the word verification. More often than not, I'm already gone and miss the whole second part and hence no comment gets left.

I did remove anonymous comments which stopped my two vile trolls dead in their tracks. It also enabled me to not have to have comment moderation on (another thing I dislike.) When it was not on I spent all my time deleting vile comments (the "c" word was a favorite of one of the trolls.)

PS - your word verification is still on. heh

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word. I really appreciate it. It seems that a lot of bloggers are having a problem commenting and we all love the feedback of comments. I also just clicked to follow your blog. Next I am going to browse around. Looks like great fun and tons of inspiration. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Great advice!
Hope you are doing well. Still hot here!


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