Sweet Blogging ~ How to Blog For Real Girls Five Tips Why I Won’t Leave a Comment On your Blog
Thu 13th, Oct, 2011
So, as you might have gathered, I read blogs quite a bit…I love real girl blogs the most, and of course a nautical coastal blog goes a long way with me too…
The other night I had a couple of cancellations for my kiddos sport, laundry was done, Mr BC was away on business, dinner was in the crock and that tub of mine was filling up with bubbles…
I had a semi-free early evening and a bit of time on my hands – enter white sofa and blog reading…
So I got to reading some new blogs and found some interesting things when attempting to comment on blogs and some I didn’t comment on because of various reasons…
Here are my tips for why you might be blogging your little coastal heart out but never get a single comment
1. You made me start typing strange letters that I can’t really see that well into a little box
Yep that verification code thingy….ditch it...like ditch it really really quickly…I won’t even consider doing that typing in letters stuff unless I am adamant I want a comment on this blog… so often I got to visit blogs in my linky party and I have to write a verification thingy…. I am busy and sometimes this is just too much bother for me at the end of a long day…so think about whether you really want that in there…
2. You made me try to register for an account.
Errm hello, so not only do you want me to surf on in to your blog, stay around awhile, like your content and hit that comment button, you want me to register? Nup.
3. There are so many links out of your blog I forget to comment.
A couple of links on your blog post is a good idea, it makes your site easy to explore and helps people find other relevant snippets on your wonderful site…but four or five links out in the same post, I end up clicking all of them, getting over-saturated and heading right on out that blog door, closing down everything without leaving you a comment.
4. You are Gonna Do What?
Oh yeah, so you want me to leave you a comment, but first you have to approve me and what I say?
Hmmm, maybe I just won’t bother with that.
I know a lot of people, (I sure DO know) have comment moderation because of spam and blog troll issues, but mostly, I don’t think this is one of your better ideas, especially with a new and growing blog…but if you do have comment moderation on your site, ensure you are approving those comments as quickly as you can…I take time to write you a comment and I go back a day later or even half a day later and it’s not there, I get a pouty lip and won’t ever leave a little comment for you again. Obviously my comments aren’t worth it :-)
5. You Don’t Let me Link to My Blog
The other day someone left me a comment asking me to come visit their site. I did and I enjoyed it.
I wanted to let that blogger know that I appreciated her visit to my blog and wanted to say G’day and so I tried to comment, but I couldn’t because I could only comment if I was a member of certain blogging platforms…there wasn’t a spot for a self-hosted blog like mine where I could just add the url…I did leave the comment, but with an account that although it’s me, really it’s not the me me that I wanted them to get led back to and so it made me a bit miffed….on another occasion I probably just wouldn’t of bothered…
So have a little look at your comment section…are there things there that are putting people off….
And what makes you leave a comment on someone’s blog and what turns you off?
Let me know, I’d love a comment haha.
See you tomorrow
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