Friday, March 25, 2011

Comment Confusion

There seems to be some confusion about posting comments on this blog. It appears to be a problem for other blogs, too, whether they are sponsored by blogspot.com like mine, or another blog site. There are only a few steps to take to post a comment, but miss one and the comment flies off into cyberspace, never to be seen again.

If you want to make a comment on a post, click on the spot under the blog where it says 0 comments (or some other number, like 2 comments) and you will come to a screen with a box for you to write in. Write whatever you have to say and then go to the small box below that says Comment as.

Next to Comment as you will see a drop down menu. Click on the arrow on the right side and select one of the several choices. If you have a google account, use that, or your name and a URL, or anonymous. The choice is yours, but it needs to be made. Click on your choice.

Then click on Post Comment just below the previous box. A new screen will come up with a security word, which you must type in as you see it in the box provided. Then click on the Submit below and it's done.

The first time you attempt to do all this, it seems like a whole lot of trouble for one person's comment. But as you do it more often, it becomes easier, and you'll do it automatically without having to think through each step. Whether it's on my blog or someone else's, those comments are meaningful to the blog owner and those who read the blog, as well. So, if you have something to say, take the minute or two required and say it. Remember to do each step. Kind of like following writers guidelines--if you miss one, you're out. Sad but true.

I'd love to hear from you!

4 comments:

  1. Posting a comment is like turning a blog into a conversation, which is what a blog is sort of meant to be. Sometimes posting a comment doesn't seem to run all that smoothly, but a little bit of perseverance will pay off, and will be much appreciated.

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  2. You're so right, Peg. Once you get the hang of it, it's a piece of cake.

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  3. This has happened to me many times. I make my comment and hit submit, but don't wait for that last box before moving one. Of course, my comment disappears!

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