Last week, one of my readers asked me (over the phone) about how to post comments here, so here's a little tutorial.
First, I want to clear up a misconception. You DO NOT have to have a Google account to post a comment. You don't even have to put your real name. A couple of my readers have used the "Anonymous" option and then signed the comment with their pseudonym (screen name).
People who read blogs generally like to read comments, too. But that only works when people leave comments.
And people who write blogs LOVE to read comments.
And leaving a comment is easy.
At the bottom of each blog post there will be a bit of text that says "0 comments" or if I'm lucky "1 comment" and that text is actually a link. Click on it and a box will appear. Above the box it will say "Leave your comment" so type a comment in the box. It doesn't have to be long, just a little something.
Below the box it says, "Choose an identity" and this may be where the confusion is. There are four choices and if you don't have a blog or a website (or a Google Account), just choose Anonymous. You then have the option to preview your comment before choosing to publish it.
Your comment then goes to my email so I can approve it before it's posted to the blog for all to see (that's just a security measure to weed out spammers, although no spammer has found me yet).
That's it; it's easy! And you can comment on previous posts, not just the current one.
Part of what makes blogging fun is feedback and interaction, and you can comment on the comments, too.
So let's get some interaction going.