Monday, June 6, 2011

Commenting Comments

I've heard that most people are having difficulty commenting on Blogger, the first free blogging website I could find the day before I left--and sure enough, I started having problems commenting on my own blog today.  

For our benefit, I looked up the *Help* instructions for commenting on Blogger.  
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, ...10-11-12
But seriously, one or two of the following solutions should be enough.  Also, you may want to make a Blogger account (for which you need a gmail account, which works great with youtube by the by) so you don't have to remain anonymous.  

Are You Having Trouble Posting Comments On Blogger Blogs?
I have been hearing about issues form so many people over the last week. People can't comment on blog, and we even had some that couldn't comment here. If any of you experienced those problems here, I apologize. It is completely out of our control. BUT, I do have a solution, thanks to our dear Farrah! She searched around and came up with an answer for you all.

DarkUFO has posted an answer to the question "Please help. When I try to comment on blog posts I get kicked out over and over again- sent back to the Blogger login":

Known Issue
Here are some things that worked for a couple of people.

1) Before attempting to Login in Make sure the "Remember Me" Checkbox is UNTICKED
2) Make sure you are running the latest version of your browser, if not, upgraded it.
3) Make sure you REALLY have cleared both your COOKIES and CACHE
4) Once Cleared shut down the browser
5) Then Open it again and CHeck that the Cookies and Cache are indeed Empty. This is very important. The problem seems to be with corrupt cookies and cache files
6) If that is OK try going to . Don't login yet, press CTRL-F5 and then try logging in again
7) If that still does not work try logging into Gmail first and then go
 and try again
8) If that does not work try going to this address
9) If that does not work try going to
10) If you use IE8 or IE9 try pressing the compatibility button (at the end of the address bar) when you're on your blog page.
11) If all those fail, try installing another browser to see if that works eg Firefox, Chrome, Opera etc
12) If you comments box on your blog is not appearing, change from Embed Comments to Popup or Full-Screen until the issue is fixed. Also try. Or you can try , but backup your blog template first, is to try resetting all your defaults. see screenshot. You do this from the Design, Edit HTML screen. ( This fixes about 99% of issues with the missing comments box.


  1. This works for me: I click on Comment under the blog entry and write my remarks in the box. To submit it I have to select a Proflie from a drop down menu under the comment box. I use Google. Then it will ask me to sign into my google account. Once that is accomplished, I have to do one of those type in the crazy letters verification things. It's tedious, but it works.

  2. This is my second try on this comment. Wouldn't you know you'd pick a blog that is too complicated for the old folks in your life or the computer challenged. That would be me. I am following your mother's advise this time. If you don't get this, see you on Facebook! Hoping you have fun adventures mixed in with successful work.

  3. Come on, my Aunt did it--where's your excuse Andrew?

  4. I know you're following me
    *looks over his shoulder*