How to leave a comment

I have decided to move this little tutorial from a post back in 2010 to a permanent place on a page of it's own.

I am sure you will all have noted that in the main it is Joanna who leaves comments.  Joanna has a blog herself & therefore knows the way to leaving comments on peoples blogs.  But you don't have to have a blog to be able to do this.

It really is nice to receive comments on the things we write - so that is why I have raised this tutorial again.

If you do know how to leave a comment then that is good.  But if you don't  then two problems arise. 

First - how to or where to leave the comment & secondly - when you get to the area to leave the comment - how do you post it because of the options available to you.

Let's deal with the first problem;

To leave a comment the first thing you do is click at the bottom of the relevant post where it says "x comments" - (x being the number of comments already left - if any). 
Click on these words.  This refreshes the display & shows the comments already left at the bottom where there is an open comments box. 
In the box - type your comment & please type your name at the end of the comment.

Edited 21 December 2016 - see changed word in red below;

Now the second problem arises - underneath the comments box it asks you to "comment as" & there is a little box with an arrow at the side which when pressed gives you a drop down menu. 
Click on the arrow at the side to display the different options. 
Go down to the bottom of the list & select "Anonymous". 
Then click "publish" followed by "Sign out".

I hope this helps & that more of you might leave comments now.

I have set up moderation on the comments which means that it does not go straight onto the blog. 
I receive notification that there is a comment awaiting moderation. 
I read it, then publish it. 
I don't do it this way because I think you might leave a nasty comment but because it would allow someone to contact me who might have found the blog & want to attend the club meetings. 
They can then send a message via that method & leave me their email address for me to contact them back. 
I can then either remove the comment after noting the email address
remove the email address & post the comment. 
This keeps every ones privacy nice & secure.

Updated 2019 - I also do this because I do get spam emails which used to fall in to another box for me to check. But the spammers have got wise & publish as Anonymous.  I get daily anything from 10 to30 spam emails - so you see the necessity for this approach.

I look forward to receiving your comments in the future.