How to Comment on a Blog
Did you know you can leave comments on my blog and others?
Yes, it’s true, at the end of each blog post (article) I write, there is a comments box. You will find it under the big bold words “Leave a reply”.
I know – rocket science huh?
I’ve been bewildered at the number of readers who read my blog but never leave comments. On any given day, I have hundreds or thousands of readers, according to my blog statistics, but may only get one or two comments.
Things that make you say hmmmm…?
Please take note – comments are the life and breath of us bloggers !
It’s what keeps us going, what lets us know that somewhere out there in world wide web land, someone somewhere not only is reading what we write, but also actually likes it and may even have an opinion on it.
After reading my friend Beth’s blog today, I read in some of her comments that other bloggers have wondered the same thing.
It also occurred to me that maybe some people are intimidated by the comment box.
This is a screen shot of my comment box. Mine is fairly simple and doesn’t even require you to use Disquis or Google or any other login to comment. It only requires your name (first name will work) and e-mail address, which might freak people out but I promise, we do not do anything with this! This is simply a protection that my spam filter uses to weed out spam comments (you have no idea how many people try to spam blog comments!).
The last item is a website option. This is for other bloggers to leave their blog address so that if they leave me a comment, I or my readers can actually click on their names and visit their sites. It is not required at all.
There is also a box you can check if you wish to keep updated on how the conversation is continuing on with other persons leaving comments.
And that’s it! That’s all there is to leaving a comment on a blog. I do have mine set to be approved first, because once again…SPAM! I usually get to them pretty quickly though so if your comment doesn’t show up right away, it will shortly!
Blogs made on Blogger may be different than mine – usually require you to type in a word that is displayed. It depends how the blogger has it set up actually. And some like my good friends over at The RHOK have theirs set up so that you can log in with your Disquis, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo or OpenID accounts. Chances are if you have one of these accounts, you know what you’re doing anyway, so I won’t go into that.
Whew, okay, now I can breath a sigh of relief that at least I’ve offered up instructions on how to comment…now…
The rest is up to you!
Won’t you leave comments?
If you don’t, I’ll just wither up and die.
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