But nothing is perfect, and there is always something to complain about. Such as the Followers / members widget. It’s a bit strange, what’s the use of that widget. Okay, I can see who is following me... I can’t change something with that widget, so I let it be. Just placed it on the blog.
But the real annoying thing is the comments. We are experienced enough to know how to do it. But for a non-Blogger user it’s a pain in the ass. That’s why you see seldom a reaction / comment from a non-Blogger user. Choose an Identity. Huh? OpenID, Huh? Name/ URL (WTF is an URL) Well, I know, but... Okay, Anonymous then. Most non-Blogger users take the Anonymous identity. See how Wordpress do it, so easy and understandable for anyone. Come on Blogger do something about it, you can do it too.
Another thing: WORD VERIFICATION. I know: SPAMMERS fear, but how many times do you get a spammer. In the 3 years of Blogging no Word Verification here, I got 1 Spam comment, which I removed forever. No problem. Why make it so user-unfriendly to comment. Don’t be so paranoid. A SPAM massage is removed very quickly. Please, undo Word Verification now! You don’t know how? I like to tell you.
Moderation... Oh no! Why? One who gives a comment like to see immediately his comment on your blog. He doesn’t want to wait 24 hours before showing up his comment. He won’t come back in most cases. I like to read the other comments too, but I’ll have to wait until the moderator have read and checked his comments before he publish. If you want more feedback on your blog, stop moderation. Why moderate at all? To see if someone wrote the right thing? When someone comments something you don’t like, remove the message and blocked that person if needed.
Because I like the guys on my blog list, I take the effort to comment, how user unfriendly it is. But when I surf on the Net, and came across a Blogger blog, I don’t comment immediately. Unless I am eager to ventilate my opinion. So, that was my story about Blogger and how to use it effective, don’t feel too much offended, it is nothing personal.