How to Get More Blog Comments
(alternative titles: ‘Saving the World, One Blog at a Time’ and ‘How to STOP Driving Your Readers INSANE!’)
If you’re a blogger, or a blog reader, you have probably seen this nasty little thing thrown at you when you’re trying to leave a comment on someone else’s (Blogger) blog:
Simply type these letters and numbers into the box below, and your comment will be accepted.
I love spreading comment love. I love to visit your blog and tell you how awesome it is. But when I see this? I get SO frustrated. I’ll try once. I might try twice. I definitely don’t try more than three times. Three strikes? You’re out. No comment for you.
I think that many bloggers don’t even realise they’re killing off comments every day with this word verification system. So I am here to save the day. This, people, is how you turn that sucker off:
How to turn off word verification (Blogger)
Go to your Dashboard. Then click on ‘Settings’ in the left hand menu. Click on ‘Posts and Comments’. Scroll down to ‘Show Word Verification’. Select NO.
Do you have a pet peeve? And while we’re changing stuff on blogs… what would you change about THIS blog?