Has Moving to Wordpress Increased Your Blog Comments?
One of the motivating factors for yours truly moving over to Wordpress was because of Blogger’s idiotic/inconsistent comments policy.
For those of you who don’t remember, Blogger doesn’t have inline comments, forcing users to click (twice) on links that open up to another page. That’s a lot of of clicking (and a nuisance) just to leave a comment.
Then they changed their policy, forcing us to create an OpenID account if we wanted to leave behind our blog address instead of just our Blogger ID. As to be expected, there was such an outcry from Blogger users that it eventually capitulated and gave users the option back again.
This was reminiscent of the marketing blunder Coca-Cola did when they changed their recipe, and after realizing their mistake they brought it back again under the “Classic” label. But the damage had been done and I’m sure the dork who came up with the idea was soon gainfully unemployed.
Well, the same went for Google’s Blogger as countless users switched platforms over to Wordpress. As far as I’m concerned there’s no regrets making the move but frankly I haven’t really noticed the increase in comments like I had expected (or hoped). With the exception of one of my first posts Migrating-Redirecting Blogger to Wordpress: The Complete Guide, comments are pretty much the same.
However, I have noticed that some Blokesters are getting more comments. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t been posting all that much, spending a great deal of time familiarizing myself with the new theme, tweaking it and researching plugins.
It’s hard to say, but I was hoping that you would let me know what your experiences are: