Monday, July 9, 2012
Blogger Tip: How to Change Settings on Comments
Any blogger—new to blogging or with years of experience—will tell you that comments often provide an unexpected lift, usually offer a bit of encouragement, and frequently connect you to other bloggers and readers with similar interests. Did you know that your Blogger Settings might be limiting the number of comments you receive on your posts?
My "Settings” were set to only accept comments from Registered Users. I didn’t know enough about blogging to understand that this category might exclude readers who didn’t use Blogger or have reason to open a Google account. Barb from Creative Culinary pointed this out to me and noted that she wasn’t able to leave comments on blogs like mine even though she had comments she wished to share.
The fix was easy enough to implement in less than 3 minutes. First, go to the Settings Tab in your Blogger account. Click on Posts and Comments then look at the options labeled “Who Can Comment”. Click on “Anyone" and you are ready to let the world comment on your blog…
…yes I said the WORLD…which may mean you will receive spam comments or less than positive comments from anonymous readers. If this happens, you always have the option to go back to limiting comments or moderating comments before they are published but let’s hope that doesn’t become necessary.
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