Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Technical Question

One of the things I miss about my old wordpress.com site was that I could reply directly to comments, rather than just listing a response somewhere below.  I feel like conversations almost get started in the comments section and then I don't know how to reply, especially when I want to thank people for kind words of encouragement.  I always click through to blogs if the commenter's name links, so sometimes I'll leave a message there or find an email address, but at that point, I feel a little weird and the conversation is rather stilted.




Has anyone worked out how to do this on blogger?  I switched because it was easier for me to work with, but sometimes I wish I'd stayed with wordpress.com.

I've actually considered creating a self-hosted wordpress site, just for the sake of learning how to do it, but I haven't had the chance to do it yet and don't think I will get the time in the near future.

2 comments:

kimbirdy said...

yeah, that's frustrating. i have no idea how to work around it. i've never used wordpress, but i've been thinking of switching over to it. there are so many frustrating things about blogger. i usually just head over to the person's blog to reply in their comments, since i don't know of many people who go back to the same blog post more than once. if it's more personal, then i'll find an email on their blog and respond that way. it's way more time consuming.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Wow. I never knew blogger was such a pain. I started out with (and am still using) a self-hosted wordpress blog. I love being able to directly reply to comments -- for some reason, that works so much better for me than commenting back in the post.