Grrrrr grrr grrr.
I love to read other people’s blogs, and I do try to comment as much as possible, because I know first hand how lovely it is when you get comments (“wow, somebody’s actually READING this crap wonderful stuff that I’m writing?!”)
But oh my Lord, how I HATE word verification. It makes it so much harder to comment, and there have been many times that I’ve just given up trying to comment.
There was a discussion on British Mummy Bloggers about this self-same subject a few months back, and it transpired that many bloggers don’t even realise they’ve got the Word Verification option switched on.
Most blogging platforms have very effective spam filters these days, sometimes TOO effective, in fact (yes, that’s you, WordPress!). But if you’re worried about spam, you can switch on comment moderation and moderate them yourself, in which case you definitely don’t need Word Verification.
Bottom line – if you want comments, make it easy for people to comment. Otherwise they won’t.
That’s all. Rant over.
Have a lovely weekend everybody – the sun is shining at last – wahey!!