Commenting or not commenting?
… which is Top9Thursday
I love writing blog posts.
I also love reading blog posts.
And I for sure love to comment on blog posts.
But sometimes it is not that easy, kind of challenge …
Therefore a top list what keeps me from commenting on blog posts. It is not meant as a ranking, just an observation.
I know that some bloggers have written about that too. Hope you don’t mind.
Sign in with …
either Facebook, Twitter, WordPress or any other blogging account.
Nice somehow … but most times it doesn’t work.
Your blogging system can’t connect with my system.
Which is pretty bad and it usually happens after I have written my comment.
Sign in works …
…but now my text is gone.
Very bad, very annoying.
Sign in works again …
… but I shall jump over Captcha hurdle.
I understand that you want to protect your blog from spammers, but I have just verified that I am somewhat human.
Just enter these characters …
Oh yes … I try to identify them.
These signs are so cryptic that nobody hardly can recognize them … and if I am unlucky my text might have been deleted when I have successfully entered the captcha.
Plain simple: name – email addy – website.
This is how I love it. Simple and easy!
Yet when sending my comment I have the feeling that you don’t want to communicate with me … there is no little check-box which says “Notify me on following up comments”.
I don’t think that your blog is a kind of camping site and I will set up a tent to life here now …
Check the box, but don’t expect.
Easy access to commenting, a little check-box to get notified … but the notification never happens. That makes me sad. I just want to know what my fellow blogger thinks about my comment. I want to interact, discuss, have fun, but I don’t want to spot the blog all day!
Notify and get mail but confirm first …
This is quiet new. I have found it recently on some wordpress based self hosted blogs, I need to confirm my comment following subscription … again and again for each blog post … I have a long list for a certain author by now! I get emails about new comments, but never from the authors comment … which sucks in a certain way … and the links are broken somehow … I usually get an error 404 when I click on the link in my mail.
Easy access, easy subscription but no author who cares …
Yes this happens too. Authors who never get back to comment on their comments … most annoying stuff ever.
everything seems to work properly … but than … no comment possible … site time out
My all time favorite:
The highlight of my blogging heaven.
Leave name and email addy and website, check the box, get email when somebody else commented including author’s comments and an author who cares, who wants to communicate … this is a dream and there are blogs and authors which make this dream come true … day by day … love it! – And some have even a little like button for me.
Nobody loves spam!
So protect your blog with a good antispam-plugin and moderated comments.
What annoys you most with blogging comments?