Blog reading is still OK, although my favourite blogger has decided to quit, but commenting on blogs has just been made more difficult, if you are not using blogger.com.
I happen to blog at WordPress.com and love it. A lot of my blogger friends use blogger.com. Till Sunday, or maybe I only realised it Sunday, when you didn’t have a blogger.com account and wanted to add a comment, you clicked “other”, which let you enter your blog address and your name, entered your comment and that was it.
Now, the non blogger users are supposed to enter their nickname (nickname? what nickname?), and write their comment. And if they want to add their blog address, they have to know html.
As Ronni, who I am very sad to say, has decided to close Time Goes By, put it in her last blog,
a couple of days ago, Blogger blogs (owned by Google) no longer allow people without Blogger or Google accounts to leave their blog address on comments, instead supplying a link to sign up.
I’ve lost the heart to argue against that too, but I will not allow myself to be forced to join the Google Army bludgeoning its way toward world domination.
No one could have written it better, which makes me wonder who will express those things I feel but don’t have the ability to write, now.
So there, if you want to write your blog address in a comment anyway, here’s how to do it:
Copy and paste the following:
<a href="http://yourblogaddress.com">Your name or your blog name</a>
Replace with your own blog address and your own name
I’ve saved this on a textfile that I leave on my desktop, and when I comment, all I have to do is copy and paste.
- More about this at MotherPie’s Blogger Comment Changes Stink. Period.
- And one last thing, there are other commenting solutions to blogger.com, if you don’t wish to restrict your blogging world to blogger itself, you can try haloscan, when I was still on blogger.com, I used it and loved it. It is quite blogger.com compatible. If you don’t believe me, have a look at Peggy’s at Day to Day Life of Very Lazy Gardener who’s using it.