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Leaving Comments Should Be Easy As Pie … Says Darren Rowse

And if you are a new blogger, they – comments- do come. Just don’t get discouraged!
 
Here’s a link from Problogger with tips on how to generate more comments to your blog. 

#10 is my favorite tip because I run into this comment-hard-to-climb-mountain all the time. Especially from bloggers who have this great post but make it difficult to leave comments. It’s almost like looking through the window of a party where everyone is invited – free food and everything – but there’s no obvious door and getting inside would take too much work – so you what do you do? leave.

Darren Rowse writes…

Make it Easy to Comment - I leave a lot of comments on a lot of blogs each week – but there is one situation where I rarely leave a comment – even if the post deserves it – blogs that require me to login before making a comment. Maybe I’m lazy (actually there’s no maybe about it) or maybe there’s something inside me that worries about giving out my personal details – but when I see a comments section that requires registration I almost always (95% or more of the time) leave the blog without leaving the comment that I want to make. While I totally understand the temptation to require registration for comments (combatting spam in most cases) something inside me resists participating in such comments sections. Registration is a hurdle you put in front of your readers that some will be willing to leap but that others will balk at (the same is often said about other comments section requirements that go beyond the basics). Keep your comments section as simple and as easy to use as possible.

Comments

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    Thanks, I’ve run into a few of these issues with blogs. However, there’s also the ones that you want to leave a message and there’s no apparent place to do so. That’s worst. I’m new to all this, but I still have to work out the kinks here and there. This info is helpful. Keep on writing!

  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    Hi Bessye,

    My biggest frustration is the time it takes for pages to load – with comments enabled. That way you never know if it happens.

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