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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Comment 101 – Wanna make a comment?

It has been brought to my attention that since this whole blogging thing is new, I should let everyone know how to make a comment.

I found this out when my hubby came home from work and said he’d added a comment to one of my blog posts and wanted to know if I received it yet. I checked and no, I hadn’t. I kept checking for 2 hrs before querying him again. I asked if he was sure he’d verified himself. He didn’t know what that was. So I asked if he’d copied the squiggly letters so that blogspot would know he was a human and not a computer program looking for ‘suckers’ to spam. No, my husband skipped that step because he didn’t know what it was.

So, this is what you do:

Go to the bottom of the blog post you would like to comment on. You will see the word comments – click on it. (The number preceding the word is the total amount of comments received for that post.) Usually, you will only see the word comments once, but for this blog post, you will also see it beside the word labels. You want to click on the one with the number beside it even if it's a zero.

You’re now at a new page with a box and a cursor. Type your comments in the box. When you are done, get out of the box.

You should now see a box with squiggly/misshapen letters. Below that you see the words, ‘word verification’ with an empty box beside them. Copy the funny looking letters in the box provided, making sure you use capital or small letters as you see them. Like I said above, this step is very important to ensure it’s a human making a comment and not just an information gathering program.

Next, it asks you to choose your identity.

If you have google account (free and easy to get), type in your email and password.

If you don’t have/want a google account, click on Anonymous.

But if you do use Anonymous, we won’t know who you are unless you add your name in the comments box. Please use your first name only if you’re concerned about privacy.

Okay, that’s it. If you have problems, contact me at: glenavonchurch@gmail.com

I’m looking forward to your comments, even if it’s just to say ‘Hi’.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh, now I get it.

The husband.

Anonymous said...

I hope that helps some people. I don't want just me and 'the husband' to be the only ones leaving comments.

Anonymous said...

Instead of signing in as anonymous you can use the name/url button. That's what I do.

Anita Mae Draper said...

Hey Noelle, I didn't know that. I thought you only used the URL if you had your own website.
Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, you just leave the URL space blank and it works.

Anonymous said...

hey hey i just wanted to be cool and write a comment!

suzie xo

Anita, a member of Church on the Hill said...

Hey Suzie - I'm glad you commented. Actually, I'd like to do a blog interview with you one of these days to let everyone know how you're faring down there.
I have your email address, I just have to think up some neat questions.

Anonymous said...

Hi,from Hallock MN, injoyed your blog - - - A relative of Pearl ML

Anonymous said...

sure Anita, anytime :)