Saturday, 9 October 2010

Posting Comments 101

Ok this is for people new to the world of blogging. If you've been blogging or reading blogs & posting comments for 100 years you have my permission to click to something else.

Bloggers love to get comments - that way we know that someone is out there.
Yes, we can check the stats and see that, yay, someone in Brazil has been visiting, but a comment is just that much more real.

But when faced with the choices on ways to sign in, most take one look and run, fast.

So here are the basics:
  • Click on 'comments' at the bottom of the post: (0) comments means you will be the first to comment
  • Write your comment  - it doesn't have to be nice but nice is good
  • Choose an identity
  • If you have a google account sign in with that
  • If you don't have a google account use your name and email address
  • Or you can be anonymous
  • Or you can use name/url - if you have a website - then you also get a link to your site
  • Then you will have to prove you are a person - squiggly letters
  • Then publish your comment
  • If it doesn't appear right away it means the blogger wants to check that you have written something nice and once checked will publish the post.
Ok? So let's hear from all of you.