I've been asked by many folks of a certain age group to explain a little more on how to comment and interact on a blog. I know many people want to leave comments and are finding it a little tricky, so I will give my best summary & hope it helps.
As a sidenote: we are reading all blog comments and emails you send us directly to Dad. Either way is fine...but I know some of you are wanting to interact on the blog, so this might be of aid.
Typically on a blog, an article is posted for all to read. Most blogs are accessible, like this one, by simply knowing the web address (www.chrisatbaylor.blogspot.com) . Readers don't directly chat with each other, but leave comments responding to the original article. As the comments grow in number, sometimes readers respond to other comments and many rabbit trails emerge. Probably not likely on this blog, but that happens on many other ones.
As you've probably gathered, the most recent articles are always at the top of the blog page...so scroll down to catch up if you are a few days behind.
If you want to leave comments, simply click on the "comments" link at the bottom of each blog entry. You will be prompted to enter a username & password. If you've never signed up with
Google, you'll need to sign up (not to read the blog, but just if you want to post). This is free & commits you to nothing. You will select a username (or "gmail" address) and password, fill out some basic info...and there you go. (If it's any comfort, Google has one of the best spam filters out there & in my experience, I have yet to get any).
Then, you will post the comment below whichever article/post you've just read. Someone said they didn't want to "hog the blog," but posting every day is not being piggy...it's just passing along a new thought/message each day...and trust me, Dad loves to hear them.
Comments can be short, long, or in between...so have at it.
Mom thinks I'm a "computer genius" which tells you where her computer abilities lie.
Thanks again for each word...you will never know how Dad smiles when I say "Guess who wrote in?" and share your precious thoughts. Seriously...thank you.