I really get turned away from posting comments on other blogs that have “you must log in to comment” at the bottom of the post. Why put up a barrier for people interacting to you and your work? If you are getting a lot of spam or trolling, just install a plug-in to deal with it, like akismet. But with millions of other blogs out there, the last thing you want to do is make it just that bit harder for people to connect and communicate with you.
Some of these “must log in to comment” people are probably doing it for another, more tactical reason. They don’t want people to be able to put a link back to their own blog inside the blog comment. To get around this they make everyone that wants to comment a “user” of the site. An interesting tactic, but one that really goes against the ideas of Web 2.0
The other thing is, that if you have a blogger based blog, please allow comments from users, rather then just blogger registered users.
Turning readers away is also about trying to engage them at all times. So I put this out to my (quite modest it is to be said) readership.
Is there anything, based on what I have written, that you want me to research / write about?
Is there a problem that you are currently having that I can help with?