When you set up your blog, one of the selections you can make is how readers comment.
**Not sure how your blog is set up? Go to your dashboard and select Settings-->Posts and Comments
One of the decisions a blogger has to make is to choose between allowing readers to comment easily and dealing with losers who like to leave comments linking back to their own illegal gambling, credit card stealing, I'm too lazy to advertise my own shady dealings, etc. type of websites.
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?•Deal with it. The problem is, if someone comments on your blog and chooses to follow the comments, they're getting spam email, too. I'm still getting spam emails from blogs I commented on last summer.
•Turn on word verification. This block spammers, but you'll lose commenters because those prove you're not a robot things are a pain in the butt. I have just given up commenting many times because I have an hard time reading them (especially on my iPad.)
•Turn on comment moderation, but that's a big commitment. How often are you going to go you comments section on your dashboard and read through? Do you really need one more thing to do?
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?One thing I have noticed is that most unwanted comments pop up on older posts. To get around this, I've set my comments up this way:
All right readers! That's my first summer blogging tutorial. I have more planned, but is there something you're looking for a tutorial on? Leave a comment below.
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