When I first started visiting different blogs and leaving comments, I found it extremely easy to comment on a blogspot blog – well I had one so it was all laid out for me. But that wasn’t the case for WordPress blogs, and
I’m not even going into to the ones sponsored by other companies. I got so much junkmail that I have refused to comment on those sites anymore.
At a WordPress blog, I had to type in all of my data for each new blog as I tried to comment. It was most annoying, but I found that the ones I commented on frequently held my data somehow and only required a small repetition to continue to respond. Not too bad.
As a Blogspot blogger, I kept hearing what a nightmare it was to comment on my site. Especially if they have a CAPTCHA. (Those are the little wavy letters that will prove you’re not a robot when you type them in.) I even read in articles of media gurus that they won’t even attempt to comment on a site that requires a CAPTCHA. My first thought was, “Gee that’s pretty harsh.” But as I have now switched over to WordPress, I have to echo the sentiments.
I have several blogs I follow, where I cannot comment with my WordPress sign-in. I prefer to use my new blog address. It will have MUCH more to offer than my old site, but the comment box won’t allow me to. When I switched over to my WordPress identity, it just kept saying that my CAPTCHA entry was wrong. Dummy me, I kept trying with each new combination thinking I was sleepier than I thought. Nope, it wasn’t me. Finally giving up, I used my blogspot ID and got accepted right away.
The next time I tried, I noted that I could log out of my blogspot ID. Thinking maybe I needed to do that in order to comment with WordPress I gritted my teeth (can’t stand the way google makes me log out of EVERYTHING to switch accounts like google docs!) and logged out, losing my email and calendar temporarily as well.
But that didn’t do it. No matter what I tried, I could not leave a comment with my WordPress ID.
I know I’ve gotten comments from WordPress folks on my blogspot. I am SO thankful for their perseverance! I had no idea how difficult it was. Alas I haven’t found the correct hoops as yet. Maybe I should return to IE as a browser. Maybe Chrome and Blogspot, and Google in general, are working against the force that is …
So tell me … what blogs are easy to comment on and which are difficult? Who knows; maybe it’s just me?