Hi there! If you’re having trouble posting a comment, please read through this entire explanation first, before doing any of it.
If you would like to comment on the blog, you will need to create an account, or use one that you already have (google accepts google, livejournal, wordpress, typepad, aim, and openid, so if you have an account with any of those others you can use that).
The good news is, a google account is free, and it's easy to set up.
To do so, go to google (www.google.com), and click on "sign in" in the upper right corner.
Alternatively, to get to the same page, copy the following link and paste it into your browser window (or just click on it if it will let you do that). If you're copying it, make sure you get all of it, as it's a pretty long link.
On the right hand side of the page at the bottom is a blue box that says "create a google account." Click on the link. To create an account you will need an email address, a password of your own choosing that must be at least 8 characters long, your location, and your birthdate (which they use to determine if you are actually an adult).
You will also need to type in the letters that you see under "word verification" - if you can't read them and type them in wrong, it usually gives you a new choice to try again.
Once you have an account set up, when you want to comment on a blog entry, just go to that entry ("introduce yourself", for example) click on the tiny little "comments" link below it (or the header, which will also get you there) then scroll to the bottom of the comments that have already been posted. You can type your comment in the "post a comment" box, select google as your profile, sign in (if you aren't already signed in) and post your comment. Voila!
If the problem you’re experiencing is that when you hit “comment” all you see is “post a comment” with no accompanying box for typing your comment or no buttons for “Post Comment” or “preview,” then the problem is your browser. Try logging into another one (ie. Internet Explorer instead of Mozilla Firefox.)
If you still are experiencing problems, shoot us an email at email@example.com