It seems like everyone and their dog has a blog, and if they don’t have a blog, they have started one.One thing I have noticed about this is the super high fail rate.
Is this because everyone thinks they have something to say but then realize no one is listening?Or is it because people realize just how much time you have to dedicate to a blog to make it a success?
Whatever the reason, I have seem quite a few friends recently start blogs only to get a few posts up and before I know it, 6 months have passed and no new posts.
Now, I am not saying I am any better, I have gone through my periods of no posts, it is just an observation I have made recently.
But I did want to give a little tip to some bloggers I follow out there (and I think might follow me).
The biggest annoyance I have with blogs is word verification.
Word verification pops up when someone tries to comment on your site – on blogger if you don’t turn it off. Apparently this is to prove that I am a real person commenting on your site and not a robot.
Please, please – TURN IT OFF!! Is your blog really that popular that you are getting robo-comments all the time and you have no time to manage them?
|I took a screen shot of a friends blog I was going to comment|
on today - see how much fun that word is to figure out - and
honestly - that is an easy one.
That’s right folks – you might enjoy trying to decipher those cryptic words, but I hate it. I often get them wrong and have to re-try – and so, when I see that pop up – I often cancel my comment.
|Check out how many comments the Pioneer Woman got on this |
post - 48,023 - and no word verification!
Oh, and don’t even get me started on blogs that need to approve my comment before it will appear on the site – I will save that one for another day.
Anyone else with me? Or am I the only one who does not like word verification?