Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blog Tip #1

I am so pleased to see how many of you have visited the blog already. We've had over 300 hits in less than 48 hours. Keep those visits coming!

I know that some of you are probably not very familiar with blogs, so we will give you tips from time to time to make sure you are getting the most out of this one (and any others you decide to read).

One student sent me a question about having trouble posting a comment to the blog, and I'm betting that others of you had the same confusion. When you click the link below a blog post to comment on it (or just to read other people's comments, which I encourage you to do!), you'll see that there is a text box where you can type in your comment. Then, below that, it says "Comment As" and gives you a drop-down menu to choose an identity. If you have a blog yourself, you may have one of the identities listed toward the top of the list. However, please know that you do not need to have one of these identities in order to comment. You have two other ways to comment.

One option is to choose, from this drop-down menu, "Name/URL." When you choose that option, a box will pop up and you will be able to enter your name (you can choose to enter just your first name, or first and last). You will also be able to enter a URL (web address) if you'd like. (For example, maybe you have your own blog, or personal web page, you want people to be able to link to from your comment.) Don't worry if you don't have a URL you want to include--leaving that line blank is no problem. Now, having entered your name and maybe a URL, you can post your comment.

A second option is to post your comment anonymously. Just choose "Anonymous" from the drop-down menu.

I hope this helps any of you who were having trouble posting comments!


  1. Thanks for the info on how to post, with it I am creating my first comment!

  2. Yay! I'm glad it helped!

  3. Thanks for sharing such valuable information. Keep posting such great info for us, thanks.

  4. Thanks for your thoughtful instructions! It really makes sense to read them before making postings. Glad you take time to bring this into world.

  5. Very informative post. I appreciate your thoughtful writes. thanks for sharing sucha helpful thoughts.

  6. This blog was very helpful in finding out how to comment on this blog. I wold really like to become a "blogger" and hopefully reading your posts will help me become one.