A lot of them have returned the favor, which is fantastic because we all l♥ve comments. But I quickly realized that a few tips might be helpful to get them integrated into the blogging world.
1. I love, love, love to reply to comments via email. It's quick and easy plus sometimes we actually get a conversation going by email. Lula recently found out a little known fact about me just because I emailed to a reply.
I HATE when I try to reply and see "no-reply comment" in the address field. But it is easily fixed by doing these simple steps:
Go to your Dashboard. Then click "Edit Profile" right next to your picture. Under Edit User Profile click the box that says "Show My Email Address".
If you don't want your personal email available to everyone may I suggest setting up a free account with Google that is just for your blog.
2. This was recently pointed out by April but I'm going to repeat it. It's much easier to reply to more than one post if you have the Pop-Up window enabled for comments.
To do this go to Customize, then click the Settings tab. Once there click the Comments link. The third section down says "Comment Form Placement". Change it to Pop-Up Window.
3. Word Verification. Pretty much everyone dislikes this option, however instead of explaining it to you I'm going to direct you to the best tutorial ever made in the history of blogging in regards to this subject. Heather covered it all HERE best.
4. Last and most important, you will receive more comments simply by leaving comments. I try to reply to everyone who comments on my blog and often times I will visit your blog (especially if I don't recognize the name) to
I will say that when I start getting dozens of comments for a giveaway that I get pretty slack in this area, unless the comment is interesting or I can reply with email (See #1).
Preston wrote an awesome blog about showing common courtesy to other bloggers.
That about sums it up. If you follow these simple guidelines then you will make your blog a friendlier place to visit and comment.
And I'll be happy. Cause honestly isn't that what it's all about?
*BTW if you haven't entered my GIVEAWAY sponsored by Eden Fantasy's then you should! It ends tomorrow so don't miss out on your chance to win some sensual products!