I got a Christmas card in the mail a couple days ago from my favorite aunt and uncle (aww) and they wrote that they love reading my blog, but aren't sure how to post comments. So, I thought I'd try to give a little step by step and see if I am any good at directions.
To Post a Comment:
Click on what usually says "O Comments" under the post content. A window will pop up that allows you to type your message. If you get an error message asking you to allow pop-ups you can select okay, or allow pop ups on this site. It's safe. I promise I'm not sending you bugs. :)
Type your message in the box.
Enter the word verification for security.
Then you have to choose an ID. If you have an email address through google/gmail or yahoo you can select the Google Account. If you don't then you should select OpenID.
If you select Google Account you will have to sign in on the next page (it will take you there when you click Publish Your Comment). Just use your email address and password to sign in. Don't worry, it doesn't share this info with anyone. Just verifies your identity.
If you select OpenID (which I have never used so bare with me) then you need to have an account with LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, or AIM. I have none of these so I am not able to give this a run. Hmmm this seems difficult. Maybe I should check my settings to allow for anyone to post without verification of who they are.
Okay, I opened things up a bit. Now you can also choose from Name/URL (URL optional) or Anonymous. Please don't choose anonymous. I like to know who you are. If you don't have a google or yahoo ID then choose Name/URL and just throw in your name. If you have a blog I'd love for you to leave that in the URL. I want to read what you write about too.
Publish Your Comment and then await my approval. I added the approval part since I opened this up to anonymous posts. I want to keep this family-friendly people.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to your comments. Don't make me beg ~ again. :-)