I’m Only Posting a Comment

Hey fellow blogger! I really would love to post a comment on your blog, but you have made it nearly impossible for me to do so.

Complicated

Your content was awesome and I want to praise you for what you’ve shared with the world. Unfortunately, I often forget my disqus password and instead of waiting for my password to be emailed, I simply leave your page without posting a comment.

Or maybe you have a mind bending captcha for me to solve after I’ve composed my comment. I know that 2+2=4, but your captcha is calling me an idiot by saying that 4 is incorrect. Maybe I’m supposed to be adding 2+Z?

And those fuzzy word captchas are a real eye sore. Some captchas are case sensitive, while others contain letters and numbers that no one can decipher. Please remove the captcha.

I’m only posting a comment!

If you are truly worried about being bombarded with spam comments, may I suggest using my favorite plugin for catching spam, Akismet. Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Or if you’d like one extra step to stop a spam comment, install the spammer blocker plugin. The spammer blocker plugin blocks spammers’ IP addresses manually. It also blocks all visitors who posted a comment that was later marked as spam. You can even prevent the spammer from posting comments. And, if your Akismet catches a spam comment, its author will be blocked in your database.

Fellow blogger, I sincerely hopes this helps you receive more comments. I know if you make it simple to leave a comment, I will be by to share the comment love!

Do you become frustrated when you have to perform a small miracle before you are able to post a comment?

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8 Comments

  • Great points! I loathe having to jump through hoops just to make a comment on someone’s blog. I do my readers a favor and keep it as easy and straightforward as possible to leave a comment.

    • Thank you, Tenns. I’ve almost reached the point where I scroll down to where the comments are to see if it is worth my time to even read the post in the first place.

  • YES! I really get aggravated when I take time to make a sincere comment, only to discover I have to jump through hoops just to get it to show up. I want to make it as easy as possible for my readers to leave a comment so they won’t have to waste any time. I wish more bloggers would think this way!
    Thanks for sharing in one of my pet-peeves!
    Okay….my rant is over now 🙂

    • Carrie, I was so worried other bloggers would be offended by this post, but I honestly wanted to help them out. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way. 🙂

  • GIRL!!! For real. I really really hate the fuzzy word Captcha. I hate them so much.

  • Tara Newman says:

    Ok,ok! I am new to blogging and you totally convinced me. Will take captcha off in the morning. Thanks for posting.

    • Tara, No worries! Life is about learning and discovering what works and what doesn’t work. Congratulations on your new blogging adventure!

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