This is an open email to Blogger (Google) to tell them that, the crappy comment system of Blogspot is killing the spirits of bloggers.
Have you ever commented on a Blogger (blogspot) blog?
Whoever designed Blogger must have thought that, people on the web had all the time in the world. So they casually created separate comment pages that would either pop-up or load separately when someone choose to comment.
On to that, Blogger blogs do not store your details (Name, email id and website) as cookies. Each time you visit a blogspot blog, you have to type these in again and again.
There is an easy way out, leave without commenting! That’s what most people do 🙁
Just for a comparison (in case you are a google employee), wordpress has a comment box right below the post. Once someone comments on a wordpress, it saves your information as cookies and fetches that when he returns the next time.
A completely filled up comment form is an invitation for the reader to speak out what he has in mind. Type in your comments, click a button and you can go home. (If the blog is AJAX-ed, it doesn’t even cost a pageload)
Can’t Google Fix this?
Though Google acquired Blogger in 2003 (which gave hope that they would improve Blogger), it wasn’t until the may of 2008, that they came with a commenting system with the comment box below the post. Still, the comment box is nowhere close to a solution; we have to enter the details each time. (If you are still on the old system, Amanda of Blogger Buster has a tutorial on adding the comments below your post)
Please fix the comment boxes. If you can’t find a good coder to do that, do tell me. I know someone who can do that for you! Comments inspire bloggers to write further. Newbie bloggers on WordPress are getting much more comments that blogspot bloggers. Save the bloggers!
Mean while, if you are ready to sacrifice your existing comments to have a WordPress-like comment system, this tutorial from Simple Think will help you install the Intense Debate Comment box. Your old comments will still remain, but it won’t be visible. (A detailed guide is also available from Amanda on installing Intense Debate)
P.S: If you are yet to start a blog, do it at wordpress.com or get a self hosted blog at wordpress.org.