LinkedIn Rides to The Rescue
Finally, Mark Smith from InTouch, told me that it was a bit of a hassle leaving a comment because you had to sign-up for a Google account. I hadn’t uncovered that in my own testing because, of course, I already have an account. Thank you, Mark!
Not being a professional blogger, I wasn’t sure what to do. I wanted people to leave comments because that’s half the fun. I didn’t want to use a new tool because I was afraid I would lose all of the history with my blog. I was sure there had to be a way to do this within the Blogger tool, but like most people I never RT*M. (ask your IT department if you don’t get the acronym.)
I decided to ask the question in the Blogging section on LinkedIn. Pretty soon I had 8 answers. WordPress got a pretty strong endorsement from most of the respondents. With such a strong response, I may try it out in the future. And, many of the respondents told me how I could export my current blog information to WordPress so I wouldn’t have to start all over.
But, a special thanks goes to Anthony Shireman who told me in clear simple terms how to change my settings so that anyone can leave a comment. Anthony, thank you, thank you, thank you!
The generosity and helpfulness of complete strangers never ceases to amaze me. The internet is a powerful and sometime dangerous tool to be sure. But it also brings out the best in people. If you have a question, chances are good that someone on LinkedIn has an answer.
Now that I’ve changed my settings, I hope a few of you can try it out and let me know how it works.
All the best!