Today I received a plea from a participant regarding their ability to comment on some blogs. So for your consideration, I will pass on a portion of an email I received from one of our Teacup-a-Story participants. As a Blogspot user, I didn't realize this problem and some of you may not either. Here is a portion of the message:
There are a great many bloggers who use Blogger/Blogspot/Google for their blogs who do not know that they need to make changes in their comment settings to allow more people to leave comments. I'm getting really tired of writing a nice comment on someone's blog only to find when I go to post it that they have not adjusted their comment area to allow WordPress, Typepad, and other non-Blogger users to leave comments.
If I really want to leave the comment, I will go to the trouble of using the Google/Blogger sign-in that I have only for that purpose so I can tell them about changing the settings. I then have to leave them my blog URL in the comment so they can find me.
It is a simple matter to tell Blogger to allow comments from Open ID users and people who will enter their name and URL. This will link the posting back to the commenter's blog. Anonymous comments can also be allowed, but I would only recommend this if they require comment moderation before a post goes online.
Thank you for your consideration. I hope this helps ease the commenting situation. Thank you for more excellent posts today. I am really enjoying reading your teacup stories!