Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #62

Many of you know I've had problems commenting on some blogs. No matter how hard I try, there's one comment format that refuses to accept my pearls of wisdom.

Finally, someone came up with a solution. My good friend, Karen Lang, discovered the following steps to reconfigure the comment format to a pop-up window:

Go to the Blogger Dashboard

Select Settings

Choose pop-up window format option.

I was able to comment on her blog for the first time. Yay!

Many others have experienced difficulties with the other type of format. You may be losing a lot of comments because of this glitch. Well, here's a solution. Switch over to the pop-up window format.

This is a mini-review for Karen Lang's informative booklet, "The Only Homeschool Co-op Booklet You Need to Start Your Very Own Best Co-op EVER!" That's quite a mouthful, but describes the contents. Homeschool Co-ops provide group learning experiences, socialization, and fun ways to handle subjects that generally cause a lot of eye-rolling among students.

Karen gives sample projects and games, as well as a list of books and guides to assist the homeschooling parent. Even if you don't have a large, formal co-op, the booklet will provide some great ideas and teaching tips.

I guess this was Karen Lang Day here at Christian Writer/Reader Connection! Thanks, Karen, for your stick-to-it attitude in finding a way for me and others to comment on your blog, as well as your excellent homeschool co-op booklet.

Haved a great weekend everyone!


Jody Hedlund said...

Glad you were able to figure out more about blogger! Sometimes it is more difficult on some blogs than others, and I think everyone who doesn't have the pop up window should go to it for ease! Have a great weekend!

Jessica Nelson said...

Kudos to Karen Lang!!! :-)

Susan, I have trouble with the new formats too. I just have to hit publish two or three times and then it will go through, but thanks for the tip about changing our settings. I think mine is on pop-up....

Unknown said...

I'm always thankful for people like Karen who share their knowledge freely to help me. What an angel for her to help you with the problem you had with leaving comments.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon -

Me too! I'm also grateful for the former HR person/writer, who helped me with my resume. :)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Your commenting format is like mine - pop-up. I've never had a problem on your blog.

Interesting, I've tried hitting publish several times, but it won't go through. I'll have to make another attempt. Thanks for the tip.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jody -

I wish everyone would switch over to the pop-up window. Every day, I visit blogs, and the owners don't know it because I'm unable to comment.

Have a blessed weekend!

Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

Thank you Susan, for your kind and glowing words about the Co-op booklet! And thanks too, for sharing the comment blog info. Blessed to hear that it was helpful! :)
Blessings to you and all your readers. Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome. I appreciate your friendship. :)


Terri Tiffany said...

I havne't had that trouble since I swithced to Firefox but I have in the past. Hope your weekend is a productive one for you:) Sounds like you have a lot to work on!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tips on getting to comments on the pop-up window. Also, Karen's book should be helpful for home schoolers.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Interesting. I've heard good things about Firefox, but don't know much about it.

My computer is running at a snail's pace. Perhaps IE is the culprit.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

You're welcome. I know other people are experiencing problems with the commenting. Thought I'd pass along the info.

Have a blessed weekend!

Susan :)