Why I deleted the G Plus System from my Blog

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Why I deleted the G+ Commenting System from my Blog


I have been rather detached from the blogging community  lately and couldn’t really understand why my usual blog friends weren’t commenting on my blog posts…I just thought it was because there were so many blogs out there now and that there was so much choice for people to read!  Comments from like minded people mean a lot to me…back in the day when I first started blogging, the comments were strong…it felt like my extended family, the people that liked what I liked and every time I went out and about I took my camera with me to show my friends what I was up to…It was so fun and enjoyable.

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I have always been one for keeping up with the trends, especially were blogging is concerned and was one of the first to add the followers gadget to my blog…so when the Google Plus comment system became available…I jumped at the chance to join it! I didn’t really understand any of it, but I always think it is best to join something at the beginning, otherwise you can get left behind…like I kinda have with Instagram EeK! (note to self…get that sorted!)


These days though, blogging, I have found, has been quite lonely.  Ok! apart from the fact that I have not probably posted as much as I used to! being busy busy busy doesn’t really help matters…but I have really felt the lack of my original followers commenting on my posts…as such, making me feel less and less like curating content!


Well that is until I got an email from Diana!...Here is what she wrote :-

Hi Happy,

I love your blog but wanted you to know that so many of us that do can’t leave a comment because we are not part of google PLUS.  Most of us went back to just Google because of all the problems it causes with our settings.  When we leave a comment using Google Plus it changes us to being No Reply when we leave a comment on a blog.


I just thought I would let you know because you have such a wonderful sweet blog and I would love to be able to leave comments more often but won’t join Google+.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Hugs- Diana


Well that got me thinking…

Since I added the G+ commenting system…I had noticed the lack of comments, but I didn’t realise that it stopped people without G+ from commenting and since it hadn’t been the big hit, that Google was hoping it to be…I was only allowing a certain chosen few from leaving a comment on my blog! Plus I used to get a lot of spam comments from unusual types advertising on my comment form…which used to really ‘bug me’ pardon the pun!


So as you can imagine I was so grateful to Diana for bringing this to my attention.  So I asked a question on my G+ profileand got this reply…


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It now seems that I still have a G+ page, but I can now control my comments through the Blogger system, therefore allowing who I like to comment…I have currently set mine on anyone can comment, but I have comment moderation set as ‘Always’ like so…

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Also, I have set my G+ profile to always prompt me to post to G+ like so…


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Hopefully this will work for me now…the only horrible thing is that I have now lost all of my Google+ comments, but I feel that is a small price to pay, as now anyone can comment on my blog even G+ users so I have the best of both worlds…

Thank you so Much Diana for bringing this to my attention…I feel like I have got my blogging mojo back now…

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Goodbye for now my lovelies,

Love Happy x

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    ~Lavender Dreamer~
    November 11, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Diana is always the best to help us all. I could not comment with google + so I am happy to see you are not using it any more. I love seeing your style and having a happy blog to visit! Happy blogging Hugs!

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      Happy Harris
      November 13, 2017 / 2:32 am

      Hi There, so lovely seeing you over here again…hopefully I can connect back to all of my old friends, it will make me so happy again 🙂 xx

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    NanaDiana
    November 11, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Happy- Sorry to hear about your mum. I will do a link to this post the first of next week and see if you can get some of your followers back. I have a prayer post going up tomorrow so will probably do a post for you on Tuesday. Love to you—xo Diana

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      Happy Harris
      November 13, 2017 / 2:33 am

      Thank you Diana…hopefully I have corrected it! Finally! xxx

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    NanaDiana
    November 7, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Oh Sweet Happy! I am so thrilled that I am able to leave a comment again! I will do a little promo for you later this week. I am just a bit under the weather right now and on some meds that make me a bit sick. I hope you get a ton of comments again. I used to love your sweet posts about your little trailer unit.Thank you for the link to my blog, too. Love to you, dear Happy! xo Diana

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      Happy Harris
      November 13, 2017 / 2:35 am

      I don''t know about a ton…but hopefully I can get me some of my old followers again… if they are still about 🙂 Love you too xx

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    Anonymous
    November 6, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Hello, this was very useful to know, because I also don’t use Google Plus. I thought that people might prefer shorter conversation on Twitter or Facebook. I wish you so many lovely posts and much more comments.Best regards,Ivana

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      Happy Harris
      November 13, 2017 / 2:37 am

      Thank you Ivana,I do love writing my blog…Hopefully I can re-connect with all my old followers again…thank you for the well wishes xxx

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