I am going to keep this short and simple. Bloggers need commentors. It helps us better understand our readers. As far back as I can remember we have been fighting back spam. Over the years I changed up my personal guidelines.
First it was you needed an avatar. Then I decided just having a avatar wasn’t enough you needed to actually add value to the conversation. So for the longest time my guidelines for commenting on my blogs was:
- Have an Avatar
- Add value in your comment
As of the newest google update I have been getting bombarded with people requesting me to remove links from my blog. Keep in mind that these same people who are asking me to remove the links where the same people who wanted them here in the first place. [Read more…] about Word To The Wise – Why You Have To Monitor Your Comments Very Closely