I’ve had e-mails/messages from several people that they have been unable to comment on my blog – or in Blogger in general. These are people I respect and whose input I value. Until a month or so ago I hadn’t had any of these problems, at least not that I know of, so I wonder if it has something to do with my revising the blog template about a month ago.
In any case, I will offer a couple of tips while understanding that some of the people having problems are experienced users and have been able to comment before – this seems to be much more a Blogger problem than a user problem.
I think the number one tip is to make sure you have cookies and third-party cookies enabled, or at least enable them for this blog. My browser settings are to always ask before setting cookies so I perfectly understand not having all that electronic dreck rattling around in your pc.
Second is to enable popups for this blog. Now I don’t use a popup for comments but in Blogger help a couple of messages indicated that popup blocker could mess with all comment formats. Again, I have a popup blocker but have enabled popups for Blogger.
I’ve gone into my comment settings and made them as open as I know how – I have zero moderation (I’ll remove spam after it’s been posted) and have removed the word verification settings. I have comments set to be embedded below the posts – the other options are as a popup or an entire new page.
I’m hoping this is a temporary glitch which will be fixed. If not, WordPress, Live Journal, etc., are options for me to move this blog to. I debated between WordPress and Blogger when I started out with this and am hoping I didn’t make the wrong choice.
For now, if you really want to comment and blogger doesn’t let you, PLEASE e-mail me. I promise to post anything which isn’t spam in its entirety. If you have a blog please include your URL which I’ll include at the start of the comment. You probably should also tell me which post you’re commenting on.
I’m going to link to this post in my About this Blog page. Comments and feedback are important – essential to me. There are a lot of folks I could learn from but not if they can’t provide input.