Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Singing The New Blog Blues
I don't know why some icons do not take anyone to the blog the icon is attached to. All I can think of is that the owner isn't allowing the blog to be listed. Just because your blog shows in your profile doesn't mean it will show elsewhere in Blogger.
In your settings, the third entry is this question:
Add your blog to our listings?
There is a little box next to it that has an arrow. The box contains the words Yes and No. The arrow allows you to chose which response you want. Mine says Yes and the title of my blog shows up when you click my icon in your Followers widget. If that's not the problem, then I have no clue.
Also, Bella said this last week but I'm adding my voice to this. In all the time I've been here, I have never had a spam comment. All the word verification thing does is annoy people. Blogger has a spam filter these days which it didn't have back when I first joined.
On some of your blogs, the word verification thing is available when you write your comment. It depends on the blogger template you use. However, if it isn't set up the way Bookworm's or Whit's is then people leaving comments don't know they have to wait for it. Which means you never have the joy of reading it, because they think it's posted and they leave the scene of the crime without seeing it isn't there. I'd advise disabling the word verification on your blogs.
Scratch didn't get a comment from me because I forgot to wait for the verification thing and didn't realize it until I went back to see if he answered me and there was no comment from me there. It's up to you how you want to operate your comments, but there is another solution if you're concerned.
In Settings, under the tab Comments, there is an application for comment moderation that you can enable. This will allow you to see the comment prior to allowing it to post on your page. I'd suggest you use that if you're uncomfortable with an open comment forum. That way you won't lose a comment into the void and you have the power to file 13 any comment you don't like.
Blogger can be more complicated than Blogstream was. However, here we have more control of how our blogs look and what features we want to add. All the added features add to our confusion, but sooner or later we'll all figure it out together. It's just going to take time.