Has anyone noticed that if you leave a comment on a Blogger blog, and you don’t have a Google account, you can no longer leave your URL as well as your nickname?
Previously, you checked could leave your nickname and an URL, which would make your nickname a link to your blog when the comment was posted.
Now, it’s not letting you do that. I wonder if that’s a glitch, or a permanent change on Google/Blogger’s part? Knowing Google, I am suspecting the latter.
If that’s true, that may weed out some of the spam comments, but it may also weed out legitimate comments as well. Without a linkback, some bloggers may just skip your blog and head somewhere where they will get something of value (a linkback) in exchange for their comment. Some of us leave worthwhile comments, you know.
So, if this turns out not to be a glitch and is instead a permanent change, those of you using Blogger should strongly consider switching to WordPress, where you (not Google) will have more control over your own blog!