He also brought up the subject of comments(or lack thereof) on some posts. I had that same feeling when I made a huge, studied post and no one said a word. Could also just be my fabulous writing abilities(for a fifth grader).
But I realized there is a reason why most of our posts don't get comments:
Don't restrict people from making them.
What that means is relax your commenting security. Just a bit. I have found that sometimes when I go to comment and I fill the comment in and then the crapcha comes up I don't feel like trying to read that gibberish with these blind eyes and just forget about the comment.
My blog isn't read that much so that might be why I don't have one single spam comment yet. But here is what I have set up so commenting is easy for the reader and safe from most spamming at the same time. Go to your Blogger Dashboard or settings page and go to the settings link on the bottom left.
Here is how I have it setup for better commenting for the reader with a good shield against spam:
- Who can comment? Registered User-Includes Open ID
- Comment Moderation? -Never
- Show Word Verification? -Never
It doesn't hurt to write a thanks for commenting note either.
Just thought you might want to rethink your commenting guidelines if comments inspire you in your blogging journey. Feedback is nice though, isn't it?
Thanks for reading.