Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Okay, technical people. Here's a puzzle for you:

I've just gotten several emails saying that Blogger will no longer allow them to post on the blog.

Blogger must have changed something.

Before, if you followed these instructions you could post:

1. Hit "comments" at the bottom of this post.

2. Under "Choose an identity," enter your google account (gmail, etc.) if you have one. If you do not have a google account, hit "sign up here."

3. Type in your existing email and password. (2x)

4. Under "Display name" you can put your real name or a fake one...I don't care.

5. Try to decipher the squiggly letters under "Word Verification" and type them in.

6. Check "Terms of Service."

7. Hit "continue."

Now, it doesn't seem to give you the option of commenting unless you have a blog account such as Google, Typepad, Wordpress, ETC.


I just set it to allow 'anonymous' comments, but the first inappropriate or mean comment I get, I'm outa here.

Anybody know how to fix this?

Pretend you're talking to a first-grader.  

Make that pre-schooler.




  1. I bet it is an update in Blogger that forces you to select for anonymous comments, but I've no idea. I do know that the blogosphere can get quite ugly. For some reason people engage in behavior behind "anonymous" or whatever name they choose to blog under that they would never indulge in public, with accountability.

    Sort of reminds me of the old youth group advise about how to know if you're really doing something God doesn't approve of even if it is not explicitly covered in the Big 10. If you wouldn't want your mama to know about it, it's probably not something you should be saying or doing. Here in Blogland, a lotta people figure their mama will never know.

    If you have trouble you can also select to "approve" comments before they post, deleting any that are offensive. Trolls who like to trash the comment thread usually disappear if they can't generate attention.

  2. Thanks, Laurel.

    Just wish they hadn't changed it!

  3. ...just testing!!!

    love, kim

  4. okay, so you can still hit "name/url" and then chose how you want to be identified. Then you type in the squigglies and hit "Post Comment."

    That works, right?

  5. Kim,
    Just seeing if this works, but it is a great time to say that I am looking forward to the stories you have accumulated for inspiration and encouragement. Sometimes it is a struggle to choose 'the abundant life' as you so accurately dubbed it. It helps to see others striving to seek joy again, too.

  6. Your writings are always so powerful. They speak volumes. My prayers are with your family always and I have gained so much by reading your blog.



Thank you so much for taking the time to write.

It helps to know we're not alone.