(This post is copied from my mom and dad's old blog The Dream Year, with a few edits by me)
We really like the responses that we have been getting to our recently inaugurated mother-daughter blog. Some people comment directly on the blog and some in personal emails to us or via facebook. All are encouraged and appreciated. We feel that dialogue is an important part of this blog - both between mother and daughter, and between writers and readers; so we especially encourage you to comment here on the blog itself. However, we know some readers may not know how to comment here on the blog, or may not have done it for so long that they're forgotten how.
If you already know how to comment on the blog and read others comments, you can skip the rest of this post. Everyone else, read on.
At the bottom of each blog entry there is a link, in small blue (or brown) letters, "comments." It will have a number in front of it. If you look at the posts now, you will see a few have "0" and a few have a number. The entry, Dumpster Diving Discourse - Mother Speaks, presently has "1."
Click on the "comments" and you can read the comments that people have written and/or post your own.
Adding your own comment is easier than it looks. Here's what to do:
Type your comment into the text box (below where it says "Post A Comment").
Below the text box, click on the drop down menu where it says "Comment as."
You will need to select one of the options here.
The easiest one is: Name/URL
You can fill in any name you want... Probably your first name is best. (You do not need a URL to post -- just leave that field blank if you don't have one or don't want to share it. If you do have a blog or website of your own, this would be the place to enter the web address.)
If you would like a direct response from myself or my mom, please check back later in the comments for our response, or be sure to include your email address in the body of the comment if we do not already have it.
Then click on the "Post Comment" button when you are finished.
You will see a preview of your post - this is the time to make any edits if needed. If you are satisfied with your post, complete the "word verification" -- just a precaution for the blog not to receive spam.
Finally, click the "Post Comment" button. Please only click once, even if you do not see your comment appear immediately, as it sometimes takes a few minutes for the page to update.