Monday, July 18, 2011
Then I began being stalked by an anonymous commenter, also referred to in the blogging world as a "troll." It got to the point where every time I signed into my account there was some immature, angry comment waiting to be moderated. Many were poorly written and spelled. What was really creepy was that they were composed at strange times like 3am on a Tuesday night. The comments never made be mad, but they were just dumb and annoying.
Anyway, I decided NOT allow anonymous comments on my blog anymore. At first I was worried it would lessen the number of comments/feedback I received, but it hasn't. It forced me to open myself up more to the blogging world (by reading/commenting on others' blogs). I ended up finding all these great blogs and bloggers. People actually respond to your comments and return comments on my blog or by e-mail! I feel like that decision led me to finding a great community. Do you allow anonymous comments on your blog? Why or why not?