Some people believe that “comment moderation” inhibits a conversation from taking place on a blog and that it creates and “alienating” feeling on a blog.
After reading a post done by Lorelle on WordPress, it got me thinking about how other bloggers feel about moderating comments and she had some great tips as usual and well, here is your chance to let us know how you feel about it too.
Today I would like to know how you feel about it and would love to hear your thoughts on this, so just for the fun of it I created a Poll. Let’s see what everyone else thinks.
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to say why I do prefer “moderating”, as I’ve tried the option of not moderating and though it seems quite easy and it’s nice to log on to your blog the following morning or during the day, and see all the lovely comments and not having to worry about approving them, I found it difficult to keep track of all the comments.
Maybe I am too much of a control freak, I don’t know … but it sure is much easier for me to go to the “Comments” section in the Dashboard and click on “Pending” to see what comments were posted and all I have to do is to click on “Reply” at the related comment and know I did not miss out on any comments that were left on my posts, so it’s also not only to ensure that appropriate comments get through.
It’s been 2 days now that I’ve left the comment moderation off and I started feeling anxious and stressed out and yes, I do get emails of the comments posted, but it meant that I had to go to each and every different post and reply there and sometimes a blogger leaves a reply on a comment posted already and then it’s a matter of scrolling down and searching for that reply.
I went back to “comment moderation” as I really do prefer it and because I then know I won’t miss out on any of the lovely comments left for me, and I do apologize if it causes any inconvenience or problems for anyone else, but know I do appreciate and treasure each and every one of them and though it may sometimes take some time before I approve them and for it to show on my blog, the effort and time it took for you to make that comment is truly much appreciated.
Here is a Poll for those that would like to take part and it would be interesting to see how bloggers do feel about moderating comments.
Thanks for reading and wishing you all a great day!