Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Moderating your blog
Up until very recently I have set this blog up so that all comments are moderated by me before I 'allow' them to be published. My rationale for that was to ensure no spam gets through.
However, following a short discussion about this, I have decided to follow the advice of Sue Waters, who feels that moderation puts up barriers to comments which is something I do not want to do. This was reiterated the other day when a colleague said that she had given up commenting on my blog because she did not see her comment immediately - it made her think that she had done something wrong, which was off-putting to a newbie blogger.
If spam does find its way into the blog, it can be easily removed.
So, I have disabled the moderation facility, and will see it that makes any kind of a difference to how people make comments.
Image: 'Everything in Moderation Including Excess' Major Clanger