Lee Odden

How do you feel about having to register to comment? [poll]

Lee Odden     Blogging Strategy

Most blogs are setup to allow anyone to make a comment on a post without having to have an account. However, some blogs are trying to create communities and require visitors to register for a free account in order to leave a comment. Sometimes this registration has other additional benefits, like forum participation, other times it doesn’t.

What are your most common reasons for discontinuing a client relationship?

  • Client is too difficult to work with (49%, 37 Votes)
  • The engagement is not profitable for your agency (24%, 18 Votes)
  • The client declined to pay invoices on time or at all (21%, 16 Votes)
  • The client's needs have changed outside the scope of your agency's capabilities (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Your agency oversold and cannot deliver (1%, 1 Votes)
  • What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Avatar Joe Dolson says

    Having to register isn’t a major problem for me, although it’s a little irritating. However, it better have a system where I can be remembered pretty indefinitely. Having to log in (or SEARCH for my log in information) is very likely to dissuade me from participating in comments.

  2. I don’t like blogs that required to be register. But i do register to my daily reading blogs like Lifehacker. But small or personal blog that need to be registered in order to comment is asking too much, IMHO.

  3. Avatar Alexis Brion says

    A blog it’s not really a blog if it makes commenting difficult.

  4. Avatar Curly Brace says

    I don’t like to register at all. However, when I feel that my words could help others, or when I need to correct someone who is seriously wrong about something, I do register. The same happens to me with Digg, I hate to login, but do so when I need to add a comment.

  5. I never register at blog, so I never comment the ones that require it. But I still continue to read their blog – if it’s good!

  6. I find it frustating when I want to comment on some random news article on whatever website and I’m required to register first. I tend to move on without commenting.