Are you annoyed by those pesky little "confirm you are a person" codes that you have to type in to leave a comment on a blog?
You won't find any of those on my blog, because I can't stand them.
When I visit someone's blog I want to be able to leave a comment as quickly and easily as I try to make it on my blog.
Lately the blogger security codes have become almost impossible to decifer.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Have you, like me, given up trying to leave a comment after trying to type in the correct code more than 3 times?
The letters are so tiny and scrunched together and blurred out you can't make heads or tales of them. (and I have a big computer screen)
So you leave a great blog that you really wanted to comment on without any evidence of having been there.
My advise to anyone who is newer to the whole blog experience is to drop that part of the whole securty process. You may well start getting much more feedback than you did before. Feedback that you were missing out on because of the aggrivation factor.
It's like saying, hey, I'm here but good luck climbing over that giant security wall to say hi to me.
It really puts people off, at least it does me. (anyone else?)
Yes there are those pain in the rear spammers or blog stalkers but this is how I take care of that...
I have any comments posted to my blog automatically forwarded to my email. I can see them instantly. If someone leaves an undesirable comment or spam comment I can then delete them quickly and easily with no problems.
Or better yet leave the security codes behind and enable comment moderation. Then you can choose which comments get published before they are out for everyone to see.
Also if you are an artist, or you are selling things, make getting in touch with you an easy process as well. Whether through a disposable email account or through an "email me" form on your google profile. You never know who is out there wanting to talk to you.
(please please please link some type of email to your Google profile, then when you leave a comment somewhere, we can reply back to you directly from email)
Communication is a good thing. :)
Anyway, these are my thoughts on the matter.
My hope is that this info will help someone just starting out, and those of us who have been here a while, to have a more full and enjoyable experience on Blogger, and to make it easier for us all to become fast friends.
Soapbox put away.
What do you think about this topic?