This is something I’ve been meaning to post for a while, but since Bout of Books is right around the corner, I figured this was as good a time as any.
I love being a blogger, and I love reading blogs from all of the other fellow bloggers that I follow. But I’m not gonna lie – keeping up with the number of posts in my reader is a LOT. I could easily spend an hour a day just going through, reading and commenting. But you know what makes me not want to comment on a blog that I love? Word verification. It makes me want to rip my hair out.
I can think of at least four bloggers that I follow that have it turned on – you might not be aware of it. Which is why I am BEGGING YOU – see if you have CAPTCHA / word verification turned on, and if you do, TURN IT OFF. If you’re worried about spam – turn off anonymous comments, or turn on comment moderation. There’s literally NO good reason to have word verification turned on, unless you don’t realize it. Don’t make it a chore for people to comment on your posts.
And in this spirit…
I encourage all of you to take part in the CAPTCHA Challenge that The Relentless Reader and The Book Wheel are hosting, ESPECIALLY if you use Blogger. Blogger tends to have it on in their default settings, and almost all of the blogs I see with it on are on Blogger. So join in. Why not? Participate and chat with other bloggers, and in the process you’ll find out if you have CAPTCHA on, and how to turn it off.
THANK YOU, and if you’re participating in Bout of Books, then I’ll see ya on Monday! (Psssst, by the way, I’m hosting a challenge on Monday for Bout of Books! So you know, sign up and have some fun and maybe win some stuff!)