Saturday, October 20, 2007

HOW TO: Post a Comment

Several local folks have mentioned that they'd like to leave a comment but aren't sure how. I'm going to tell you! Now, there's no excuse.

Click on the comment link at the bottom of the post.
You'll see a page that looks like this:

Type in your comment. Then (BONUS TIP!), highlight all of your comment and press CTRL & C at the same time. This will copy your comment to your computer's clipboard. If something goes wrong with your post attempt, you won't have to re-type your comment!


Go to the Choose an Identity portion of the comment area.

Option 1: If you have a Google or Blogger account, you can leave it on the default setting:

Then, type in your user name and password and it will automatically link to your blog when you post your comment.

Option 2: If you blog somewhere else or have a MySpace account or a webpage, you can select "Other" for your identity.

Then, type in the name you wish to use and the web address for your site.
You can also use this option if you don't have a webpage but wish to post under your name (instead of anonymously). Just type your name and don't put anything under the web address field.

Option 3: You can enter your comment anonymously. Just enter your comment and click that button.

Click the orange button that says, "Publish Your Comment."

That's it. It's that easy.

Now, test my instructions! Leave a comment. Please? You can do-o-o-o-o it!


KyLydia said...

Hee! Trying to get your comment stats up, huh? Let's see if I can remember to change mine over to link to my real blog (which is hard since this whole page is in French).

Becca said...

Yeah, I'm afraid I still don't quite get it. Could you make this a series?

phishez_rule said...

Wow. Thanks for that. I was wondering why I was having difficulty commenting. And all this time I thought I was stupid...


Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Okay, you bunch of smartasses. Not everyone is as blog-savvy as you. Now stop it or you'll scare off CaveBtch, the Flying Lady, SmokerDude and other Banditos. ~fingerwagging~

As for the series thing, I think I'm going to have to start a How To series. Potential topics: How To Irritate Your Co-Worker; How To Scare The Piss Out of Other Drivers; How To Be Late For Work; How To Argue Politics After Drinking; How To Alienate Your Family Members.

I think it could be great fun. Hopefully, I can find pictures to illustrate the steps.

Any ideas for future How To topics?

KatiaSul said...

I have dibbs on how to NOT play golf. I think this is my million dollar idea. I mean, there are tons of videos out there showing a person how to properly hit a ball, how to correct a slice, how to pitch and putt effectively. I like the idea of making the video of how not to do things.

Jane said...


Solace said...

You are the most helpfullist person, ever.

~mb~ said...


Mare said...

Those were great.

But reading is kind of hard, could you do a video next time?

MaureenVeruca said...

Well. Here's a comment for you. Why aren't you pimping out my website on your website??


Hope you're doing well, hot stuff. And thanks for the instructions. You know us Southern girls, we're not smart, but at least we're pretty. Bless all our little hearts.

Becca said...

Maureen, I believe you have to phrase that in the form of a how-to. Like, "how to give link love to The Veruca Site."

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Okay, Katia, you get the golf topic but I'll be commenting on that one.

Jane, 'sup?

Solace, do I get a button or trophy or something? I'm going to put that on my next employee self-evaluation.

MB, heh heh heh.

Mare, I'm working on an animated instruction. Will that do?

Maureen, I am very far behind in updating my blogroll. I'll make that a goal for the week. Of course, you could be pimping your own site... if you'd followed my instructions ~more finger wagging~ For now, I'll just put a hyperlink in right here: Veruca and TJ's One-Minute Movie Reviews Bless your heart.

Becca, I think that particular site might need a parental warning.

Effortlessly Average said...

You forgot the step that should have been #2:

Read other commenters comments to see if you can out-funny or out-pithy them first.

THEN proceed to the next step. Depending on the circumstances (i.e., which blog you're on) you may also want to crowbar a few mentions of boobies or various other naughty parts into your comment. Just fyi. heh.

Mr R Rabbit said...

But I don't wanna leave a comment!

Anonymous said...

Do you really have real life friends?


the worm eater was here!

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

Oh, Effortlessly! Great point!

MrRabbit, I'm afraid to go read you while at work. I'm going to have to catch up on your antics this weekend.

CaveBtch, aka Worm Eater, it's about damned time. I was starting to get a little paranoid. Now, if we can get those other folks to get off the chicken wago, that would be cool. Why don't you call and shame them?