This is a rant.
This is a rant because I want to comment on people’s blogs, but with the word verification the way that it is right now, if I show up on someone’s blog to leave a comment and I see this ---I am leaving, with no comment left behind me!
This morning I was posting a one word comment on someone’s blog. “BEAUTIFUL!” was all it was going to say. It was going to take me three tries to get the job done. I don’t have time for this.
For years now I have not required word verification on my posts and I accept ANONYMOUS COMMENTS! And just to let you know what kind of traffic comes through this blog? The other day I peeked just to see and I had over 30,000 page hits in one day.
NO SPAM comments appear on the blog because there are automatic spam filters.
You can do this too, and I’m going to show you how.
DO. IT. TODAY. This word verification thing is making me crazy!
I failed at this one.
ARE YOU SERIOUS!??
THIS IS SUCH A HUGE WASTE OF MY TIME!
You might not even KNOW you have word verification enabled. It seems to be a "default" setting when you sign up for blogger. So PLEASE CHECK IT!
In your dashboard, click on Settings. Now click on POSTS & COMMENTS.
Scroll down to where it says “Comment Moderation” and put “on posts older than 14 days.” That means if someone comments on an old post ((This is where spammers think they can get in the back door)) YOU have to approve of it being posted. If it is a spam comment…when it shows up in your email, you simply mark it as spam and it goes into your spam folder.
In the next section down, WORD VERIFICATION --- Check HECK NO! Seriously, you don’t need it! At the top right of the page click SAVE SETTINGS.
If someone sends spam, it is going to end up in your SPAM FILTER anyway. Did you know you have one?
From here, to see where your spam filter is….click on COMMENTS and from there you can delete them.
SIMPLE. And it's not tons of spam -- it's a few a week in that folder for me.
If it’s no problem for me with my traffic --- you should have the same ease that I do.
Just because a spam comment shows up in your inbox does not mean that it was posted to your blog either. Chances are it is in your SPAM FILTER waiting for you to flush it.
Do this. For me. Please? Because I don’t want to take 4 tries to leave a one word comment on your blog. And neither does anyone else.