How to: Blog Comment Moderation

Having a blog isn't just about me sharing my posts but also about interacting with you guys, my readers. I love commenting with everyone and being able to actually have a conversation and a discussion. I love replying to everyone and since I've been doing this for going on 4 years now, I have a lot of different posts. I was really struggling to get back to all the comments in a timely and efficient fashion. Up until recently, I was literally scrolling through every single blog post I have ever written and see if there are any new comments. 

As you can imagine that took a heck of a lot of work, time and energy. So I looked into a better method! 

I really wanted to be notified for every single comment made to one of my blog posts but as much as I reasearched, the only way I could figure out how to do that was to turn off google+ comments. It's at this point I would like to say that although I am now beyond happy with how my comments are moderated and that I finally have notifications for every single comment, I never expected one of the things that happened. I wrote a post a few posts back practically begging for comments. When I made the change, I lost every single comment ever made on my blog. I was devastated. I had expected to loose a few of the google+ ones but I never expected to loose all of them! 

Nevertheless, if you haven't been blogging for long or don't have many comments as of yet, this is the perfect method for you! 

  1. Go to your Blogger Dashboard
  2. Select the blog of interest
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Go to Posts, comments and sharing 
  5. Scroll down to Google+ comments
  6. On the option where it asks if you want to use them on the blog, select No
  7. Click Save settings to get the next page 
  8. Make sure Comment Location is set the Embedded 
  9. To ensure you get the most comments make sure Anyone can comment 
  10. Switch Comment Moderation to Always 
  11. You will then need to have to type in your email address in which you want the notifications going to
  12. It is completely up to you if you have Show word verification on or off; I personally find it annoying so I have mine switched off but if I start getting a lot of SPAM comments, I might switch it over
  13. Done

It's that simple! I hope that helps some of you! What else would you like to know how to do in the blogging world?


Ps. If anyone knows how to get those comments back without removing my comment moderation, I would really appreciate it if you could let me know! :)

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  1. Does anyone want to get notified for every single comment? Here's how!

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