Saturday, August 30, 2008

So, You Have a Comment?

Hey, people!

Ok, I know I don't normally post on the weekends but I've had a number of people ask me a question about how to comment on the blog and I figured I'd just post the answer for those of you who are having trouble.

Since I just recently had a phone conversation where I talked mom through the intricacies of attaching a document to an email message, I'm feeling particularly smart about technology at the moment and thought I would give it a whirl.

The first thing you do is look at the bottom of this post where it tells you how many comments there are. Click on the word "comments" and it will take you to the comment page. Makes sense already, right?

On the right-hand side of the page is a box where you can type in a comment (I prefer nice ones that tell me I'm cute and funny and talented, but you can do what you wish...). Right below the box it says "Choose an Identity." I'm guessing this is where people are having trouble.

I would recommend you click the little circle next to Name/URL. When you do, a little box will appear that allows you to type in your name so I know who you are. You can leave the URL box blank. 

Then all you have to do is hit the "Publish Your Comment" button and your comment will appear at the bottom of the page.

Now... if you feel the need to quietly murmur to yourself in an Irish accent while you're doing it, don't feel crazy. I know some other people who have the same problem.

*Also, for those of you who don't know, any words in the post that are an orange color indicate a link (like in the sentence above). If you put your mouse over the words and click on them, it will take you to another post I'm making reference to. Don't worry, Mom, I'm sure you're not the only one who didn't know about that.



  1. sara,
    you are cute, funny and talented...
    and your puppy ain't half bad either. :0)
    <3 anna

  2. I'm so glad you didn't include a word count on there. Bless you! Now can you tell those of us who are ready for an intermediate lesson how to put the little yellow faces on there? I could ask my teenager, but how embarrassing would that be? I could search the net, but you're feeling all smart and stuff.

  3. You're a sweetheart! great explanation! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  4. you are cute and funny and talented!

  5. hey I think I figured it out!!! yeah for me!!!....LOL ;)

    trips me out that people really don't know how to comment. but I guess it's true.

  6. @rachael... I think I'm the first blog that most of my family and some friends have ever read, so there's been lots of questions about how it works. I'm just glad they're reading whether they comment or not :) Some people are getting into it and reading a lot of blogs now, so I think I've created some blog-junkies!


  7. way to start a trend pal!

    Hope your mom made it out alive!

  8. This is my very first visit to your blog and I am delighted to see that I am not the only one to have trouble finding where to comment on unfamiliar blogs -- sometimes even on familiar blogs.

    Love your blog!


  9. Sara,
    I have followed your instructions and will now send this message so that I can see it on the internet.

  10. @gail...

    Welcome to the Internet, Gail. We're happy to have you. :)