I'm not the most disciplined of bloggers, I post when the mood takes me, I return comments as much as I can, I browse through blogs I follow. I'm mostly content.
But recently, one thing has begun to get my goat: Google Word Verification.
I read a post that is intriguing, and I have something to say. It takes me a minute to type my comment, look at it again to ensure I haven't made any gaffes, and then I hit publish.
I type it in. No joy.
The word you typed in does not match..blah blah.Refresh, repeat, curse colorfully in all the languages I speak, tell myself to keep calm, persist.
By the time I leave the blog I want to curse Blogger, Word Verification, the poor blogger.
Why the hell can Google not make it a little easier on my poor eyes?
Why can the blogger not have Comment Moderation enabled instead of Word Verification?
Why should I be required to jump through hoops to post a measly comment?
When I hosted the A to Z Challenge last year, I posted a message the first time requesting the participant to remove WV. The next time, if they still had it on, I skipped the blog.
But as a visitor, I think it would be rude of me to do the 'pointing out' to a blogger I'm possibly visiting for the first time.
So. Deep Breath. Onward and forward I go, trying to prove I'm not a robot, making my eyes go blind that much faster.
Do any of you feel this way? Any words of advice?