Hi all! Thanks for stopping by. I've been wanting to do a post on 'how to become a follower' and 'how to leave a comment' on this blog. I've talked to a few people that have no idea how to do either, so I thought I'd help you out!
How to become a follower
Firstly, why would you want to be a follower of this or any blog? Basically just to let the author know that people out there are reading and enjoying their blog. There are two ways you can follow a blog, publicly or by email. To follow by email you just type your email address into the box under FOLLOW BY EMAIL and click submit. You will then get email notifications whenever the blog gets updated. You can also follow using Google friend connect. The difference here is that others can see your profile picture (if you choose to have one) and user name on the side pane of my blog. Notice my public followers? I have currently have four!
Anyone can sign up to follow by email (as long as you have an email address), but in order to publicly follow a blog you need to have one of the following accounts:
-Open ID (includes Blogger, Yahoo, Flickr, AOL, Word Press, My Space and a few others) Click here for more information on Open ID.
You can create a Google account or twitter account just to follow this blog, but if you don't have any of these it's probably easier to sign up for the emails.
How to Leave a Comment
I love it when people leave comments, either on the blog or on Facebook. I would still write the blog even if I got no feedback, but it's still nice when people leave me messages! It can be a little intimidating if you're new to the blogging world and aren't sure what to do. To leave a comment, click on the '0 Comments' link (or if there are previous comments it will have the number of comments instead of '0') at the end of the post. You can either reply to a previous comment, or leave a new comment. A text box will open where you can 'enter your comment...'.
When you're finished, you can choose how to sign your comment from a drop down list. If you have a Google account you can sign in and your Google user name will appear once you click 'publish'. There are other accounts you could use as well such as Live Journal, Word Press etc. Or you can sign off with your name regardless of whether you have a Google account. To do this, click on Name/URL from the drop down list. Here you can enter your name and you have the option to enter the URL of your website or blog if you have one - but this isn't required!
Lastly, you can sign off as anonymous. In this case you would just choose Anonymous from the drop down list. I can usually tell who these people are based on the nature of the comment, but sometimes I have no idea!
Don't forget to click Publish when you're finished typing your comment!
Hope this helps. Remember, you can always leave a comment below if you have any questions ;-)
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