Monday, June 11, 2012

Comments, Please

It seems like lately Blogger has been doing a lot of tinkering with its framework. Sometimes when I log into my blog I see the changes. Sometimes I don't.  And sometimes there are changes that are available, but don't happen automatically.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that many of the blogs I read had a new interesting feature--the ability to reply directly to posted comments.   Over the years I've handled responding to comments in different ways.  When I started blogging I didn't have any comments. Then as my name got out there they started trickling in. I'd take the time to reply with an additional comment on the post, but eventually decided that responding via email was more personal and started doing that. However, I'm always open to change.

After a little investigating I found out that back in January Blogger made 'threaded comment replies' available.  I tried to figure out how to turn the option on, but couldn't get it to work, so I turned to Betsy at My Five Men.  She seems to get a good conversation going with her blog post comments, so  I asked her how she got the threaded comments set up.  She said:
You have to make sure your settings for comments are set to 'full' for blog feed and 'embedded' instead of popup window or full page. Go to Settings/Other for the blog feed change and Settings/Posts and Comments for the embedded part.
With her directions it was easy to make the necessary changes.  Now, with threaded commenting enabled I guess I've come full circle; I'll start responding to all the nice comments I get on the pages of my blog again.

14 comments:

  1. Yay...let's see if it worked. :)

    I think you'll like this a lot. Chatting in the comments section is my favorite part of blogging! haha.

    And you know, if blogger announced this feature, I certainly didn't hear about it. I had to do a google search to figure out how it was done!

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    1. oh yes...I can reply! How fun! :) Glad it worked for you!

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  2. I've made a note to try this at some point, thanks Kathy (and Betsy).

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    1. Isn't it great the way we learn from each other?

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  3. If you would have asked me I wouldn't have been able to help you, mine just seemed to show up one day and I love it! I find though with Blogger that I'm having a few issues, hopefully they'll resolve themselves and I can get back on track here.

    Have a g'day, cheers.

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    1. For me (today) Blogger is working just fine. We'll see what tomorrow brings :-)

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    2. I like the threaded comments. Wordpress has been doing it for some time. I HATE Blogger's way though of making you choose a profile and then type in crazy letters.

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    3. Blogger DOES make you choose a profile, but you only have to type the CAPTCHA if that option has been enabled. (I agree with you that they're horrible!)

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  4. OMG!,,,,,Kathy~! Thank you so much....I have been wondering the same thing....and now I know....smiles.

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  5. I think Betsy is the resident pro!!!! She is always so willing and glad to help with any problem!! she's a peach....

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice to meet you!

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