Monday, December 5, 2011

Why No Comments on Your Blog?

Do you allow comments on your blog? I have been reading some great blogs lately but have noticed many blogs that do not have comments enabled.  It is a shame really, I like to leave comments for the blog owner if their post was interesting or if I have something to add.  Comments on blogs also give you communication between the author and the reader.  Comments can be very important!

Some people I think do it as they are worried about spam comments or they have already received too many spam comments.  Put comment moderation on if spam comments are a problem.  Seriously, your readers should always be allowed to leave you comments.  Interaction will keep your readers interested and they will also know you appreciate them reading when you answer them.

I had to put the comment moderation on as too many people were spamming me with their links, but I check comments usually once a day (sometimes less but usually more) and I approve ones that are not clearly spam.  I like to hear good and bad feedback from my readers.  I do not expect everybody to agree with me and I do not know everything.  Many times readers offer me valuable insight and knowledge.  There are times my readers have questions and just a comment about my blog.  There are also times that people point out something I may have done wrong or that they do not agree with.  All of these comments help us grow and I appreciate them all! If you are one who doesn't have comments enabled on your blog, you are missing out on some wonderful interactions with readers.

Thank you everybody who reads Dawn's Work at Home Blog.  Thank you to all our readers who share your opinions, knowledge and everything else with us! You guys and gals are great and really have helped me to learn a lot along the way of my blogging adventures.


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9 comments:

  1. I know a lot of blogs with their comments disabled. Yeah, it's too bad since most of the time I do wanted to leave some comments on their posts.

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  2. Hi Mara,

    It is a shame really. I think it is great to have the interaction. I have been noticing it a lot lately on many blogs.
    I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  3. Hi Dawn,

    I've used a captcha plugin that helps reduce the automated spamming on my wordpress sites. I'm also looking for a way to easily add comments to my regular sites but no luck yet. Do you know a way to do this?

    Thanks

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  4. Hi Work From Home Canada,

    I have kept the captcha on the comments here so they cannot use the automated comment submitters. I still get some spam but not as much now that I have to approve them. I do not know a way to add the comments to regular websites. I think it depends on the design of the site. I am sorry I can not answer that one.

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  5. Dawn, I am new to blogging. I try to update my blog daily, and I have comments turned on but of course so far, NO COMMENTS. I look forward to the comments so I can gauge what my audience is interested in therefore creating a blue print of post to keep them engaged. Its a blog about a healthy lifestyle mainly but I also do this as a home business so was hoping to reach out to people. Any advice? http://healthylifestyle-rfg.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Rfgrissom,

    You have a great blog! I like the layout and it is great information for your readers so I am sure it will go well for you. It does take some time to develop readership. I started this blog in 2007 so it has been around the block for a little while. I can give you a couple of suggestions, can you email me? I didn't see your email info on your blogger profile.

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  7. Thanks Dawn for the reply and the comment on my blog about child obesity. I have corrected my profile and it now has an email link. I would love for you to email me your suggestions and look forwarcd to it. Thanks again!

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  8. Hi Dawn,

    I liked your post. You had some great information. I get so much spam on my blog everyday, it isn't funny. Hoping to find people interested in what I have to say lol. Wishing you a prosperous new 2012 coming up. I have missed you. Sincerely, Robin

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  9. Hi Robin,

    How are you? Hope all is going well for you. I know I haven't been on Swom lately, I wasn't happy with the changes they had made. I should check it out again tho to say hello!
    Spam can be quite annoying and also dangerous to your blog's rankings. That is the only reason I have my blog set to comment moderation-I was getting a lot of spam comments before.

    Hope all is well and I wish you the best in 2012!

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