When the subject of blogger comes up, it’s often to hear complaints about annoying blogging CAPTCHA. But there’s another comment setting that makes me frustrated when trying to comment on blogger blogs. Now, I know some people might intentionally have this setting off, but in case not, I’d thought I’d make the case for why I really love blogger blogs that enable the Name/URL option. And this is why:
This is a screenshot of a blogger blog that does not have the Name/URL option enabled. Now, there are a few options. I don’t have a LiveJournal, TypePad, AIM, or OpenID. That leaves WordPress and Google+. While I do have my Google+ linked to this blog, I know it makes it more difficult for others to find my blog. While I don’t always comment with the idea that whoever reads my comment will definitely come to my blog, I would like them to have the option. Sometimes, if I really want to comment, I WILL comment with Google+, but it’s rare. So I’d like to comment with WordPress.
However, since I’m self-hosted, my WordPress.com credentials cannot be verified. This is the same message I will get every time I try to comment with WordPress. My only option is Google+. And like I said before, I will comment with Google+ if I have to & REALLY want to leave a comment, but most of the time it’s too difficult(especially since I’m typically not signed into that account.
Which is why I am about 90% more likely to comment on your Blogger blog if this Name/URL option is enabled. If there’s another way to make my WordPress link work a different way, I’d love to learn how, but right now this is the only way I can comment on blogger blogs & directly link back to my blog(which is why I am such a fan!).