Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Saying "Hi" to Commenters

Not long ago, I was reviewing new content updates on the "Blogs I Learn From." On one of the sites I visited, I clicked to add a comment. When I did this, I noticed something interesting...the blog owner had a note saying "hi" to their commenters, just above the text area where I could write in my comment. Here's the blog and note:

Taste With The Eyes: "Hi there! What an absolute pleasure to hear from you. I look forward to reading what each and every one of you has to say. Your comments bring this blog to life! If you have a question or a request or would like a more detailed recipe, I will do my best to respond. Thank you so much for visiting and I can't wait to explore your unique blog as well. Lori Lynn"

It had never occurred to me that I could say "hi" in advance to my commenters! So, I got busy searching around my blog admin to figure out how to do this, and here's the easy process I discovered:

  1. In your blogspot admin, click on Settings.
  2. Click on the Comments tab.
  3. Scroll to about halfway down the page, and you'll see something called Comment Form Message.
  4. Type any greeting you like in the available text box. This message will appear just above the box your commenters will write in when they want to leave you a message.
  5. When you're satisfied with your greeting, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Settings.

Ta-daa...give it a try on your own blog!


Kelly said...

Thanks so much for this useful info! I am going to see what I can come up with for my blog!

By the way, just wondering what Loveanewidea means? It's keeping me up at night! Just kidding. But seriously, I'm not. Heheh..

Loveanewidea said...

Glad to help - I'll have to leave a comment on your blog soon, so I can check out your visitor greeting!

As far as my blog/username - loveanewidea - it's just how I live...getting ideas from anywhere and everyone around me. I'm an idea junkie and people tend to invite me to their brainstorming meetings because I can usually come up with something new and fun. I started this blog in order to explore writing ideas, so I've been trying various post topics to see what I resonate with the most. And, I get lots of good ideas from other blogs (like yours, for instance!). Make sense?

Kelly said...

Ohhhh, makes perfect sense! I actually hadn't fished out the words "love a new idea" even though I've stared at it trying to figure it out. Not very bright huh...maybe I should be loveanewideabutdoesnthaveany....


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