|Leaving a Comment isn’t as Scary as Halloween.|
OK. I’m going to venture into territory that is not my area of expertise. Many of my friends ask how to comment. This shouldn’t be so tough, but it appears it is. And after searching the internet it is also hard to find a good explanation for how to do this. So, I’m going to do my best and tell you how. I think… If anyone else knows how to explain or do this better, please feel free to chime in!
After you get done reading everything I write, ha ha, at the very bottom of the post where it says published by, is a word that says comment. If there are already comments there, then it may something like 18 comments. Either way, that’s OK. Click on it and that should open a box for you to write in. In some cases, the box may already be open. So go ahead, write me a really nice comment.
Now, here comes the fun part. After you comment, you need to hit the comment as box. This will pop open with different ways to comment. If you have Gmail and use Google, you use the Google box. People in the US don’t need to worry about Live Journal, as it appears that is how you comment if you are from Russia. Word Press and Typepad are for other bloggers, I think. AIM is what you use if you subscribe to AOL. With any of these, you type in your user name. Open ID is for lots of people like Yahoo, flicker, My Space and others. If you want to register for an Open ID you can, and then you can comment just about anywhere. Remember, you need to comment as somebody using your username. Anyone can be anonymous but that’s no fun, right? And if I do a giveaway, which might be happening and you want to enter to WIN, I won’t know who the heck you are.When you comment as, often it also asks for your email address. No one sees this. Even me. This apparently helps check for SPAM. And we don’t like Spammers. Spammers are BAD.
So those are the ways to comment-the best that I can tell… Now after you have commented, and hit comment as it will say continue. That will allow you to edit your message if you don’t like what you wrote. If you like it, just hit publish.Your message won’t appear right away as I need to moderate the comments. Sometimes, on some blogs, I think I’ve corrected it on my blog, you have to enter one of those cryptic messages. I have a really hard time with them. Hopefully, you won’t encounter one of these scarey words. Sometimes people send not very tasteful messages and this is another way to make sure you aren’t one of those BAD people or machines that send SPAM!
Now remember, you must comment as somebody and click continue and then publish. Otherwise I won’t get it. And I love to get your comments. Really. And I know you love to read everybody’s comments, too. That is called sharing. Right?
Now if you want to see how I respond to your very sweet, informative comment, you must check back on the blog you wrote the comment on, to see what I wrote. Not everyone wants to take the time to do that. In that case, Blogger has added a little box at the end that you can check, called Notify. However, if you check that, I believe you will get all the comments that I and others write after that date. So, if you really want to reach me and tell me something, just email me. It’s there. In the About Me page….that I need to update soon. I’m trying!
One last thing. If I do do giveaways, which could possibly be happening, and they could be a lot of fun and they might happen once a month, and I know you wouldn’t want to miss them, well-then you should subscribe. Like NOW! What are you waiting for? You like to hear me ramble, don’t you? So go back to the top of the page and subscribe. Please.
All right. Now let’s test what I just tried to teach. Can you please leave me a message? Let’s work out the kinks if there are any. Please feel free to lave me a short and sweet comment if you found this helpful. Trust me. This was much harder to write than a recipe!