Friday, March 16, 2012

Am I Done Blogging?

No way! I'm not done, just taking a breather.

I followed last week's conference out of state with Spring Break this week. I took the last three days off and it was nice to do nothing (except the yard work my wife has wanted to start for the last month.) I spent part of last night catching up on blogs and still have more catching up to do. I forgot how hard it is to keep current on the blog, both reading and posting, when I'm not at work. I know, you feel real sorry for me right now.

Over that last two weeks, I've received about 6 packages, so hopefully I can get some scanning done today and have some actual pics to show through the weekend.

While you wait for content, let me ask a question. Maybe one of you more knowledgeable bloggers can help me out.

I like commenting. I like "subscribing" to the comments so I can see comments others make or responses from the blog writer. This new commenting format Blogger is using is really hindering my ability to do that. A few blogs still have the "subscribe by email" option at the end of the post. Many other blogs, where I used to check a box if I wanted follow up comments emailed to me, don't have the check box anymore and I don't see any of those comments or answers anymore. Is it just me or is this a problem for other people too. Is there a way to add that "subscribe by email" link at the bottom of the comment section?

I don't like change (unless it's new cards) and this new Blogger stuff is really cramping my style.


  1. I don't have any answer for you but it's annoying me too. I keep leaving comments on various blogs and I'm lucky if 25% of them actually still show up when I return to the blog. Maybe I need to always select the "subscribe" option if available? Your blog, for instance, doesn't give me that option - at least not on the "leave comment" page where I am right now.

  2. Yeah, same here. I would like to see if somebody replied to me on any of the comments I make but after I post them I have no idea where to look.

    Blogger needs a tracking system.

  3. It took me several days to figure out... but here's what I think I did.

    Step 1: Go to your blogger settings page.

    Step 2: Find the "comments" tab and click on it.

    Step 3: Scroll down to the part where it say "Comment Form Placement" and select "Embedded below post".

    Hope this works for you.

  4. I don't know why, but Nachos Grande commented on this post earlier, but it didn't show up. He said that was a problem with his commenting of late.

    Thanks to Fuji for those directions!

  5. I've been bookmarking pages when I comment and checking back for a day or 2 to see if there is any response. If there isn't one, I delete the bookmark.

    It's annoying as hell to do but none of the e-mails come to me anymore when I comment on someone else's blog.

    I found one of Nachos Grande's comments from about a month ago in my spam comments. I responded to it but I don't know if he received it. His comments might be getting marked as spam, that's why they aren't showing up.

  6. Blog titles like that are so sneaky.