Lets talk about blogging tips for a moment shall we? Word Verification. These words (lets face it they are not words) are getting a little wacky. I wrote two separate comments today. Rather lengthy ones because I tend to ramble. Word verification sometimes takes forever to pop up so you don't always realize it's there. I closed the window just as it came up and POOF my comment was gone. Even if you see it you don't always get the "word" correct. Won't you please consider turning it off? There has been NO problem with spam for me. Blogger does have spam control now and all spam goes into a folder. Mine has been empty. You can always switch it back if you feel you must. Come on Mikey, try it you'll like it! Okay, did I just date myself?
Here is what you need to do. Go into your dashboard; settings; comments. Your page will look like this after you scroll down:
Where the red arrow is pointing, you click NO. Then while you are there, see the blue arrow? If you fill this out all of your comments that you get on your own posts will go to your email address. You can set up a separate email address just for your blog with gmail. That way all your blog stuff is together and not mixed in with your bills or your emails from your mom. See, easy.
Okay, now since you are in your dashboard there is one more thing that is VERY helpful when you leave comments. That is allowing your email address to be seen by those whom you leave comments for. Otherwise those people you leave comments for get a "noreply" and then they can not reach you. And you want to be reached right?
You just need to go back to the main dashboard and click on Edit Profile. Did you know that if you click on the word Blogger with the orange B it will take you home to your dashboard? Yeah, it took me awhile before I figured that out. Anyway, you will see this:
Just click on the box next to the pink arrow. "Show My Email Address". Now, when you leave a comment and it goes to someone's email box they can read it and just click reply and send you an email back.
If you have any questions let me know and I will help if I can. I'm still learning too. I just like to pass on what I do know. Maybe help make things a little easier for everyone. Feel free to spread the word and pass this along :)
Sidenote: I'd like to thank hubby for showing me how to "print screen". I was trying to take a picture of my monitor with my camera and not getting good results. Doh! I told you I was still learning.
see you later,