Thursday, December 27, 2018

Your comments always welcome!!

Somebody left a comment on this morning's post that gave me pause.

Anonymous wrote:  "I have tried many times to comment here but -- well, your settings do not allow me in -- I am giving it one more try."

First off, I am so glad that you managed to leave a comment this time!  Perseverance is a fine virtue and I am honored that you are such a faithful reader that you will try again, and especially honored that your post said you liked my idea, not that you hate my blog.

But second off, I don't understand why you have been having trouble in the past.  My settings are as open as I can get them:

Perhaps it's a problem of how you use the comment interface.  Here's a step-by-step of how that works on a computer.

If you want to leave a comments, scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the COMMENT text.  Sometimes it reads NO COMMENTS: and sometimes it reads 1 COMMENT: or whatever.

Type in your comment in the box that says "Enter your comment..."

For some lucky (?) people, Google already knows who you are and helpfully (?) has your name right there.  If you want your comment to post with that name, go ahead and hit Publish.

If you don't want to be identified that way, click on the down arrow next to your name and you will find two other choices:

You can be identified as Anonymous, or you can choose another name.  To do that, click on Name/URL:

Type in whatever name you wish in the top box, and leave the URL box blank.  (No, I have never tried to use the URL box and I don't know what would happen if I did.)

Hit Publish and you'll get a success message.

I hope you will keep reading my blog, whoever you are, and that you will be moved occasionally to leave a comment.  I love to hear from you all.


  1. Very strange. I tried to post 3 times this morning to let you know I’m in on the daily art. I thought I had succeeded the 3rd time, but I see my post is not there!
    I’ve never had this problem before.
    Let’s see if this works.

  2. I have never had trouble leaving a comment on your blog, but I do like your most excellent directions. Now if I have trouble then we will know that something is wrong.

  3. I don't think I've ever had an issue commenting on your blog...there have been other blogs that are impossible to comment on and I find I stop reading those where there is no way to comment or ask questions. I also become a drop-out when the blogger never replies. Now to see if I can do the "url" thing, because I don't see that option on my comment!! OK, I can comment without adding my name in Google, but if I want to change that name, there i the "url" option. Great instructions on commenting and the options available!!

  4. Supposed to read: ...there I get the "url"... Jeepers!!!

  5. One thing I've noticed is that i'm not getting my comments to my email any longer and its so frustrating!!

  6. Hi Kathy, I'm testing with my name in the box instead of google account. Normally when I try to comment my comment just disappears.