Several months back Adrienne wrote a blog post on comments and what her rules were for people commenting on her blog.
At the time I thought that it was a good idea but really did not see that I was having much of a problem on my blog. Every now and then I would get someone leaving a comment and they did not have a gravatar or the page they linked to was a sales page.
Over time however as more and more people have started to come to my blog I have an idea of why Adrienne wrote her post on comment rules.
I think as bloggers we all love comments on our posts. It is great to see what other people think about what we write even if we disagree. I know personally I love comments of any sort, well almost.
If you do not have a blog or website and just stumbled onto my blog from a search engine, this post is really is not aimed at you. I would love to have your comment.
Sooooooo I love comments but…..
Here are My Pet Peeves…..
I would like to see comments have a gravatar.
The gravatar is the little picture that accompanies your comment.
Most people have a picture of themselves however I am not opposed to people who have other gravatars either.
I just really do not like seeing those weird looking creators that I choose to be your gravatar if you do not have one.
If you do not have a gravatar one is very easy to get at Gravatar.com. It is free. Just go to their website and sign up for an account. Make sure you use the email address that you intend to use when you leave a comment.
I go to everyones blog or website and look at it before I approve a comment.
When ever someone comments on my blog I go and leave a comment back on the commenters blog.
I know that some bloggers will link to a product that they are selling sometimes and this does not bother me. I can go to their blog and leave a comment there. Most of the time these are frequent commenters on my blog so I know them and know they have a blog that I can comment on.
I do not like it thought when someone comments for the first time and leaves a link to a sales page. Especially if that is all they appear to have. If you are going to comment on blogs at least have a blog that I can comment on.
If you are a spammer I am sure you are not reading this post so this is kind of fruitless to say, but I am going to say it anyway.
Leaving a generic comment that could go on any post no matter what the post was about, anything from cooking to internet marketing, is an automatic delete for me.
I figure that these are probably bots posting to as many different posts as they can.
To my Blogging Buddies and any new Blogging Buddies that I do not know yet, I Love Your Comments.
I always look forward to hearing what everyone has to say about my posts.
Please leave me a comment. Do you agree or disagree with My Pet Peeves? I would love to hear your opinion.
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