How much do you care about comments made on your blog? Really you should appreciate reader comments and I know you always do. Whether someone comment on your blog or you gonna comment on someone else's blog, it helps to build relationships directly or indirectly. If you wanna know how comments help build relationships, read Adrienne Smith's commenting tips. Why do you blog? There could be many number of reasons I can think of. But the most relevant question here would be - Who is your audience? 'Cause its answer will help you to select best commenting option you need. You may have a public blog where you share your thoughts and ideas publicly. Or you may have restricted it for few people as you wanna create more private space with few contributors. So by looking at your audience, you might wanna select who can comment or cannot on your blog with available options. Did you find best comment option for your blog?
What is the Best Commenting Option for Your Audience?
Blogger has Several...
But as my personal experience, the downside of it is that it includes Anonymous option where people can leave comments without exposing their real names. It's a worthy option if your topic is criticizing badly or embarrassing enough and no one needs to expose their real names. But when it comes to general topics, it can be misused by marketers and spammers to create backlinks by leaving links. So you have to spend more time on removing tasteless or spammy comments. However as per your requirement, remember to select best option convenient for your readers.
1. Go to Blogger Dashboard.
2. Click on your Blog Title.
3. Navigate to Settings.
4. Go to Posts and comments tab under Settings.
5. Now find Who can comment? setting under Comment section.
6. Select your best suitable and preferred commenting option there.
Only members of this blog - This option is useful if you manage a private blog. With this option your blog will restrict to team members. Team members means it could be administrators or authors of the blog.
7. Now click Save settings button on top to confirm.