I just read an interesting blog post, and decided to leave a comment.
My comment was really good (yes, I’m biased). It was highly relevant, and helpful to the blogger as well as to her readers.
When I hit submit, I was prompted to login to (a) wordpress, or (b) gravatar.
I don’t have a wordpress account that I use, so I tried to login with my gravatar account. I haven’t done this for, oh, years. Since I set up the account.
I got an error message, prompting me to try again.
But here’s the sad truth: by this time, I was done. I had lost interest in making this work. Even thought the comment was good, and would have helped increase the credibility of the blog and blogger, I was done. I closed the tab, moved on to the 50 other things I try and do before my workday starts.
Would the blogger have wanted and appreciated the comment? I’m sure. Bloggers want comments like addicts want ________. It helps validate them as a blogger.
But the blogger made it too hard for me to leave a comment.
If you have a blog, logout and try and comment on one of your posts. If it is not stupid-easy (that is, fill in the comment, your name, email addy and your URL, and that’s it!!), then you are making it too hard.