Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Calling All Blog Virgins!

So, you want to post a comment, but you're not sure how to go about it?

Gather 'round: You can do this. (If I can do it, anybody can!)

It will be easier if you open another browser window, and go to the LLL blog. That way, you can read these instructions in one window, and click on stuff in the other window.

Choose a blog entry (such as "Poet Perseveres" or "You Don't Hear About the Rejections"). At the bottom of the post, you'll notice a line of small print. You'll see "0 comments" (or maybe "127 comments," if people have responded). Click on the word "comments".

If this is your first time posting on this "blogspot" site, you'll need to create a Google account. (If you have a gmail account, you can use that username and password.)

Find where it says "No Google Account? Sign up here." And click that link.

You'll enter your email address, and choose a password (at least 6 characters long). Type in your name as you want it to appear with your comment.

You'll see a graphic with 5 or 6 letters, and it's distorted. You'll be asked to type those letters into a box. (Why? This is a way of deterring spammers from using programs to make mass-postings on blogs. It takes a human eye to discern what those letters are.)

Check the box to accept the terms of service, and continue to the next window.

Type your comment in the box, and, once again, discern what the distorted letters are and type those in. Then click on "publish your comment" and that's it!

This "blogspot" site must have a bajillion blogs on it. Now that you have a blogspot account set up, you'll be able to post on any of the blogs hosted here.

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