Hello, sweet readers. In the foggy area of “technical” (to me) stuff, some of you have mentioned encountering difficulties when you try to leave a comment on my blog. (Heaven forbid!)
I did some checking and this is what I found out.
If you have (or had) a WordPress account and you’re not logged into it when you try to comment on my (WordPress) blog, be prepared to encounter a “pop up box” after you type in the usual name/e-mail/url. (This is similar to how FoodBuzz, Facebook — basically any “aggregate blog forum” that asks you to sign in to protect the innocent — keeps the bad guys out and the good guys in.)
What I’m asking you to do in the next couple of days is to fly a “test pattern” lest your thoughts end up in the The Land Of Missing Barbie Shoes.
Just type a BRIEF comment (Testing 1, 2, 3…?) or some other silly stuff that goes missing from time to time (car keys? jigsaw puzzle pieces?) — I don’t want you to labor over your keyboard, only to have your heartfelt comment vanish.
If you do get “the pop-up box,” just follow the prompts. If you’ve forgotten your WordPress password, you’ll have an opportunity to think up a new one. (And if you don’t encounter it, great!)
Don’t be alarmed… be appreciative. Fighting cyber crime is a full-time job.
Many thanks to you — and WordPress.
P.S. If all else fails, please leave a comment on my Facebook page. By the way, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke! I just wanted to be sure everything’s up and running for my giveaway later this week. :) Take care.