"I've been blogging for a long time. I've left hundreds of comments on other blogs.
Lately my time to visit and comment on blogs, is few and far between. So when I do get a chance to pop over to your blog and I want to leave a comment. I need to do it quick.
Sometimes, that's not so easy. It depends on how you have your comments set up.
There are a few different ways you can set up your comments on Blogger blogs.
I am going to share the way I set my comments up, and personally I think the best way if you're wanting to make commenting easy for your reader's.
Here are step by step instructions. I would highly encourage you to try it this way. Just give it a week. If you're not happy, you can go back in and change it.
In this section you will want the following:
Comments - SHOW
Who can comment - ANYONE
Comment form placement - FULL PAGE
Comment Moderation - ONLY ON POSTS OLDER THAN 15 DAYS
you will need to check this circle and type in 15 in the empty box..
Show word verification on comments - NO
Show profile images on comments - YES
Comment Notification Email - Type YOUR email address in this box
(From me ~ create a new email addy just for your blog if you do not want to share your personal email.)
By using the ONLY ON POSTS OLDER THAN 15 DAYS option and with Bloggers new Spam filtering. You don't have to worry about unwanted / spam comments.
By typing your email into the Comment Notification Email box, all comments will be emailed to you. Which allows you to easily reply to your readers. Very cool.
Don't panic if you get a spam type comment in your email. It was probably filtered out by Blogger, but it gets emailed to you anyway. You can go to your blog and check just to make sure, but most likely it's in your Spam box in your dashboard. If it does happen to show up on your blog, just delete it. Easy Peasy.
Having your comments in pop up view and having word verification, SLOWS things down tremendously. There have been many times I have ended up not leaving a comment because it's taking so long. Just think of your readers that only have dial up. (there are still plenty that do) it would take forever!
Try It. I think you'll like it. ;o) "
Thanks a million, Jodi! You saved me a lot of time by doing this post and allowing me to share it.