Grande's love note YESTERDAY was resolved by him calling the bank himself and fixing the problem! I told him that he did it so he had to fix it. Turns out that his card (debit card) was charged $25.00 so the bank credited his account, canceled his card and are sending him a new one!
I wanted to post today about blogging comments and a couple of things that you may or may not know.
Respond to comments – Seriously, if you’re deciding between leaving comments on another blog and responding to comments on your own blog, choose your blog. If you can’t carry a conversation in your own home it doesn’t make much sense to try and start them in other places. Responding to remarks on your own blog lets readers know that you are truly listening and care about what they have to say. Obviously, that will often lead to more comments and repeat visits.
The thing you may not know is that when you post a follow up comment on your own blog to a particular reader, that reader does NOT know that you posted a follow up message to them unless they specifically come back and read it!
Make it easy to comment - Take OFF the Captcha!!
Go To Blogger Setting ->Comment Tab and Select No In Show word verification for comments. Doing this setting will help you removing Word verification from Comments.
Don't moderate comments - No censoring – Moderation is important for everything except blog comments. People don’t like to be censored.
Turn off the auto-play music - First, not every one is going to like the music that you selected and you may even offend someone. Second, your readers might have their own music playing and your music might mess that up! Third, some readers blog at work and wouldn't want your music playing at their desk so they may even skip your blog all together! This will potentially get more people to read your blog...and post more comments. Most people don't even realize that they can shut off the auto-on, so that a viewer has to hit play to hear it. Much more desirable. Let your readers decide if they want to listen to your music instead of you deciding for them.
These are just some suggestions and are meant to help you get more reader/comments.
If you have any suggestions share them here for the rest of us to see!