Sunday, March 25, 2012

Comments (subscribe by email, direct replies)

This is actually not something clever I discovered, I just lucked into it in Google's last round of changes.

Remember how you used to be able to click "subscribe to replies by email" on any blog? Well, they took that button out when they went to the two-word verification, but they left the link in for "embedded comments."

And embedded comments have the nifty little "reply" button under each comment - so you know that I'm replying TO YOU, and you can reply to one of my comments if you want.

Here's some screenshots of how to turn on embedded comments. If you have the new Blogger interface, it's under Settings -> Posts and Comments.

If you're still using the old interface, go to the Settings tab, Comments, click the Embedded below post button.

I gotta admit, I didn't always click to subscribe to comments. If I was just saying "yay for you / looks great!" I didn't need to see everybody else say the same thing. But if my comment had substance, you know, like "try clipping your horse you tard," I'd subscribe to see if the poster replied to me. I figure most people are the same way, and I don't assume yall subscribe to my comments. But I like the embedded comments because at least you can, if you wanted to see if I replied.


  1. It doesn't look like it works with the pop-up comments, which I prefer. I hate having to scroll through the whole post again just to read or add a comment. Wish they hadn't taken it out :(

    1. Yeah, I miss the old style too. But at least it still functions SOMEWHAT...

  2. Thx Funder I'm going to give it a try :) And I'd rather have to scroll up than have the comments on a totally separate page.

  3. Thanks! I've been meaning to ask you how you did that.

  4. I'd noticed the little "Reply" things on someone else's blog not to long ago, too, and also set about figuring it out. It's nice to be able to make the comments more conversational. I missed the part about the change to subscribing, though. I'd better check that out!


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