Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

Q: Share something you’ve learned about book blogging or just blogging in general in the last month.

Hmm... that's a hard one! 
1. It takes a lot of patience!
2. You meet a lot of different types of people through blog hops.
3. There are annoying people who are anonymous commenters. They harass your blog, don't leave their names, and then leave a completely unproductive, irrelevant, and often annoying comment on a post. I've had this happen, and I have had no choice but to turn off anonymous commenting. Beware!


  1. I've been fortunate to avoid those Anonymous comments, though I do get comments that are mostly spammish, even if they have a real person's name attached. i.e. "I think what you have written here is wonderfully composed, do see my blog" or something :P

    Learned in the last month?? Gee, I dunno. ;)

  2. luckily, haven't had any of those comments! blogging does take a lot of patience, loaaaaddsof it. just followed you :)

    F&F Friday

  3. They aren't anonymous most of the time. They're just spam that's anonymous so it can't be traced. Sometimes, the links take you to a virus site so BEWARE!


    Check out my feature in return? Don’t forget to follow via Bloglovin’!

    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

  4. I sure hope I don't have any bad spam comments. I've been good so far!

    old follower!

    Here's my FF

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

  5. Number 3 is super annoying. I get annoyed when people act like idiots and hide behind an anonymous tag.

    Haven't been by in a while. How's it going?

  6. Morgan I haven't actually had this same problem with the Anon commenters :( that would definitely be annoying, but I think that Blogger takes my spam comments, because when I click on the Spam bar in Comments sometimes it's got ones there, but I do have the Approve Comments turned to on, and now I've been using Disqus because I can't get my threaded comments to work on my Blogger :(

    My Friday Hop

  7. I've had problems with #3 a lot. Unfortunately I haven't actually made any connections with any other bloggers, and I really regret that. Hopefully that'll change now that my life has settled down some.

    Anyway, old follower via GFC.

    See what I learned at my FF!

  8. I've never had any trouble with anonymous commenters...that sounds really annoying!

    I'm a new GFC follower!

    Here's my FF post.

  9. I've had a few anonymous commenters. it gets frustrating.

    Old follower
    My Feature & Follow
    Whit@Whit's Book World

  10. Meet new people through blog hops and read-a-thons is my favorite. It's almost addicting hopping around, and I have to remind myself to actually read. Ha!

    New follower via GFC.

  11. Yes I agree, you DO need a lot of patience and 'time' which I wish I had more of. I love doing blog hops, I've met some lovely people and discovered lots and lots of books I've never heard of before which is great. Fortunately I don't get anonymous comments but I can imagine it being very annoying.

    New follower on GFC.

    Linsey @

  12. I need to turn off the anonymous comments before I have that issue. Followed you via G+ and GFC. :)

    Wanda @ A Book Lover's Retreat

  13. Are you talking about spammers? When I get those comments from anonymous people, at first I wondered why they bothered commenting when the comments had nothing to do with my post. Then I realized they're fake profiles trying to get people to click on the links they leave, which probably lead to viruses on your computer, etc. Those are definitely annoying!

    Old follower by email, Google+, and GFC. :)
    My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

  14. Hi Morgan,
    I agree with the patience needed to post, promote and to find stuff that will interest your visitors.
    By the way, I've liked your essay.

    Your new follower,


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