Are you a reader of this blog, and NOT a blogger? Are there times when you’d like to add your opinion, share your thoughts, or ask a question?
I know you’re out there because a few of you have asked me questions when we’ve seen each other.
The purpose of this post is to help you with commenting.
About twice a week, I write about something and “post” it to my blog. I title it, and the software dates it. My entry is called a “post.”
At the end of the post you’ll see "Post a comment" if you're the first to comment. If you're not the first to comment, you'll see “Posted by Anita…” and on the same line, you’ll see the word “comments” with a number in front of it.
Use your mouse to point to "Post a comment" or the word “comments” and click.
Another screen will come up with comments from other readers (if you’re not the first to comment).
In the box labeled, “Leave your comment,” type your comment. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc. The appeal of the blog is “hearing” and “knowing” what you think. Read what others have to say, and consider it a conversation.
When you’re finished, use your mouse to click inside the “Word Verification” box, and type the letters you see above it. (If you type the letters incorrectly, at the end of the process, you are given more chances to do it again.)
Then, point and click on “Name/URL.” Click inside the box labeled “Name” and type your name. It can be ANY NAME. You can use your first name, first and last, a nickname, “dog,” “cat” - whatever. It’s just an identification you’d like to be known as on this post.
Click on “Publish Your Comment.” If all went well, you’ll see “Your comment has been saved” at the top of the screen.
If you would like to add an anonymous comment - instead of clicking on “Name/URL,” click on “Anonymous,” then on “Publish Your Comment.”
If you’re wondering: I do not know your email address when you comment. There is a meter on the blog that tells me how many people “stop by” and from what city, but that’s it. So, if you’re a little reserved, you don’t have to worry about your privacy.
Hope this was easy to understand. If not, comment on this post (if you can), or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be bold...comment on any post...try it!
Bloggers: How’d I do? If I missed something in this basic set of instructions, let me know. Thanks!
When I wrote the facebook post, many of you (bloggers) said you kept your bloggy friends separate from your facebook “friends.” Do you have a following or readership of "non-bloggers" that are NOT your facebook friends?
Non-bloggers: How often do you read blogs and how much time do you spend doing so?