Hello, darlings! I'm writing this post for you, my loyal followers, to first let you know how much I adore you guys! I truly appreciate those who have read my blog and most importantly left a comment on whatever post you deemed worthy to leave a kind word. You guys just don't know how much it means to me. To log on and see new comments on my posts instantly makes me smile... BIG wide smile at that. Your comments let me know that my posts are reaching an audience who cares about what I have to share. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Another reason I write this post today is to address the issue concerning comments that have disappeared from my previous posts. While trying to revamp the blog, I noticed my blog traffic trending a slow but steady increase. Although traffic was increasing, I noticed comments were marginal at best. This led me to do some research. I came across another blogger's post 5 Surprising Reasons Visitors Leave Your Blog. I was enlightened by these 5 reasons people leave a blog.
One of the reasons indicated was a reader may have actually enjoyed your post but they are unable to comment... They get all the way to the end, then suddenly they're prompted to log in to an account to comment.
"We often forget that our readers aren’t always connected like we are, or they may not be connected in the same ways. They’re not always bloggers, they may not know what OnSugar is and may not have a Twitter or WordPress account. So why make it difficult to comment?"
At the end of the day, I want to interact with readers from all backgrounds, platforms, and walks of life. While I am ever so disappointed about losing comments on previous posts, I'm still learning as a new blogger. Word of advice to anyone who's listening, read the fine print. Had I done so, I would have known that opting to use Google+ as my commenting option only allows persons to comment using a Google account.
For the four other reasons visitors leave your blog, follow the link above. Thanks for reading!
Peace and love,