Whew! It’s good to be home.
I have a lot of the same thoughts as the last time I was on a big blog tour, so I won’t bore you… but one thing stuck out to me a lot.
Some blogs are really hard to comment on.
I mean it. Really really hard.
Does anyone ever have trouble commenting here? I think I’ve made it as easy as possible. Just type in your name and go. No silly codes to enter, nothing to memorize and type in. Easy Breezy. Right? If I’m wrong, please tell me, and I’ll change it.
You see, some blogs I went to took about three minutes JUST TO INPUT THE CAPCHA INFORMATION — and that’s AFTER I wrote my response to a question. One site I had to do it over and over again to respond to every comment that was posted to me. AWEFUL!
There was one blog that I gave up on after the system told me FIVE TIMES that I inputted the wrong CAPCHA code, when I know perfectly well that I was correct each time. Such a pest.
I know those capcha codes and other things are there to keep spammers away, but if they are also keeping commenters away… that’s bad.
So, just a side thought. If you have a great blog, and you don’t get comments, do a little test. Don’t log in to your blog. Try to comment as a visitor. If you are annoyed by your own security features, imagine what your readers think.
Note: I don’t know how WordPress does it, but I only get one spam comment about every six months or so. The rest are automatically caught by their spam filters. Whatever they do, it’s much better than all that other goggly gook.