These may seem like a ridiculous post, but, readers have let me know that they are confused by how to ‘comment’ on blogs. Not so surprising that a novice would be intimidated, considering how many variations on the ‘commenting’ theme exist. If you are having trouble, I hope this tutorial will help you develop into a person who actively comments.
Why should I bother to comment on a blog?
It is considered a courtesy to comment on blogs that you read, and find interesting. Doing so functions in much the same fashion as commenting on Facebook. It is the foundation of a dialogue and a means of interacting with the blogger to form friendships. Most blog owners are conscientious about replying to comments posted on their blogs and are diligent about reciprocating and leaving comments on their visitor’s blog. This is how the blogging community flourishes. Bloggers not only value your opinion, and friendship, but the number of comments (and followers) a blog has is also a measure of the blogger’s success.
All right. You sold me. So, how the heck do I comment on a blog?
Posting a comment:
The following is a common means of posting a comment on Blogger:
- Look for the word "comment" somewhere at the bottom, or top, of the post and click on it. If you can’t find it you can click on the title of the post and the comment form will open up below the post.
- This is what the Blogger comment form typically looks like when it opens:
- 3. And now for WordPress (WP). With WP, you may find the comment box anywhere. The first example is from my friend, Nancy Jill Thames’s blog. Nancy’s comment box link is at the top.
Another WP example is found on my friend, Amelia Curzon’s lovely blog. Amelia has the number of comments as a link at the top of the post. If you click it, the second box opens up. OR! Just ignore that number and scroll down to the bottom of the post and…
4. the typical WordPress comment box awaits that will require entering your email address, username and website in a secure log in.
As you can see there are variations on the theme but, now that you have the idea, it is not so difficult to find the comment links.
One more thing:
Don’t freak out if your comment doesn’t show up right away, or a message pops up that says something like, “Your comment will be available after moderation”. The blogger is just screening comments for spam and that sort of nonsense. No harm, no foul. You can test your readiness to conquer your commenting fear by leaving me a lovely comment below.
About Scarlett Rains:
Scarlett is a mom, wife, granny, loyal friend, blog-a-holic and, oh yes, author. Scarlett loves to laugh and believes most people would benefit from a few, soul-cleansing, belly laughs.