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Have you ever logged in to your blog and noticed numerous comments from faceless people? Well, if you have, then you are not alone. It seems there is no dearth of faceless commenting over the internet platform. If you blog on a regular basis, then you might have noticed how prevalent such commenting has become. Many users and readers usually leave comments on a blog without attaching their images on their comments. Some might not be budged by the sudden overflow of faceless commenting on their blogs.
After all, not all comment strings come attached with the nuisances and hatred! So, why care about such comments as long as they appreciate your work? But, don’t forget, the comment with picture or image tells more than just alphabets about the person commenting. It also helps you connect with the readers commenting, and persuades more conversation with that commentator.
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Reasons for faceless commenting
One may conclude two probable reasons for inundation of faceless commenting on blogs. The first reason could be that majority of commentators are unfamiliar with the whole social media and blogging thing. Therefore, in the lack of prior knowledge of how to add an image, they usually comment without adding their pictures. But in most of the cases, it is the strategy of spammers, so you need to be extra cautious with such faceless commentators.
With internet awash with numerous faceless commenting, many bloggers are deciding to block comments from faceless commentators, as it could technically jeopardize their blog. So, if you are a determined blogger, then you must give it a thought as well.
Adding face to your comments
Getting face on your comments is not only extremely easy but also takes few minutes off your clock. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Set up a free account at gravatar.com. Ensure that you use the same email address that you will later use for commenting. Else, it won’t show up your face when commenting with other email account.
2. Either upload a mug shot of your choice or click a picture right away to add to your gravatar account.
3. Before saving, make sure that everything is rightly added.
4. Now, go and comment, and show off your pretty mug shot to others!
Remember; don’t go against the proverbial grain as nobody likes any sort of faceless commenting on their blog. Therefore, make this a priority when starting a blog or you’ll end up getting accidentally labeled as a spammer. Comments often come to life when you get to see what the commentator looks like. Moreover, it has been noticed that comments with pictures are usually followed up by more comments. Ask yourself, who would you talk to; a person without a face or the person with their real image? You will get your answer.