How important is the comments section to your blog?
Even though WordPress stats focus more on views, and many newbie bloggers are craving for like, I feel comments section is the most important part of a blog as it helps in engaging with fellow bloggers.
When I started blogging, I used to drop comments like “nice post”, “beautiful blog”, “this is relatable”, etc. With time, I realised that dropping more detailed comments with a personal touch builds friendships that last a lifetime.
Do you read the comments on other people’s blogs/posts?
Yes, sometimes. Whenever I have time, I do. In fact, I start stalking bloggers who drop personalised comments and then dive into their comments section which takes me to another blogger’s comments section. It’s a never ending loop.
Spam comments and spammers : we all hate them. How do you identify spam comments?
They usually land in my spam box. Once someone notified me that the comments they dropped on my posts didn’t reflect, that’s when I discovered the spam section had over 200 comments. I approved a handful of them when I saw the blogger’s names (I knew them).
The comment authors with weirdo usernames/email ids are spam.
Have you ever “approved” negative comments?
If I’m not wrong, I just got one negative comment in my five years of blogging. And that was a couple of months ago. WP approved it automatically. I didn’t find it in the spam box. I didn’t bother much about it.
Do you drop comments on other blogs? How do you make other bloggers engage on your blog via comments?
In response to Dr Tanya’s Blogging Insights # 29 – Your Comments Section