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Blogging and writing

Does Your Blog Get Comments?

Marie-Celine recently did a post that talked about putting words out in a blog post but not always getting words back in the form of comments.  I think that's something that's fairly common, so let's chat about it. I think for pretty much any new blogger it takes a while for comments to actually start… Continue reading Does Your Blog Get Comments?

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Blogging and writing, Blogging community

Managing Blog Spam

geralt on Pixabay Spam is inevitable in the online world.  Some spam detection algorithms are better than others, but none of them are perfect.  Any spam filter, including filters for blogs, has to find a balance between making sure spam is caught and making sure legit messages get through. WordPress's spam filter is called Akismet. … Continue reading Managing Blog Spam

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Blogging and writing

How Do We Comment?

Image by rawpixel from Pixabay We've all got our own way of approaching blog comments, both the ones we give and the ones we receive.  Various people have written about this, and even more have written about it since I scheduled this post, but I thought I'd go ahead and toss out my own perspective. I remember a… Continue reading How Do We Comment?

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Blogging and writing, Blogging community

Blog Comments and Censorship

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Recently a blogger left a comment on my post A grumpy guide to blogging etiquette regarding my statement that if someone leaves a comment on your post that disturbs you, you should go right ahead and delete it.  This blogger said that deleting comments that went against your point of view was censorship. … Continue reading Blog Comments and Censorship