Today's blog post is focusing on some tips and tools in the Blogger Settings Section that will make blog hopping easier for your visitors and you. These have been learned from past experience with the BOC Open Studio Events.
Pictures of some of the ceramic bead work by BOC artists who participated in the last BOC Open Studio Event
The artist who made these beads from left to right are:
Melinda Orr Designs,
Summers Studio, Lisa Boucher, Mary Ann Carroll Beads
Micic Art, MarshaNeal Studio LLC
Chinook Jewelry, Mary Harding Jewelry, Clay Designs by Glee
How do you navigate and leave comments quickly when you are blog hopping?
With many beautiful pictures to look at and interesting content to read, you can get really slowed down when you want to leave a comment and you have to jump through several hoops to get your comment accepted.
Here is how to make it easier for your visitors.
Go to the Settings Section on your blog and choose Comments. There are several settings here that you can change to make it easier.
1. Scroll down to Comment Moderation and Choose Never ( you can change it back after the event)
2. Scroll down to Show Word Verification and choose No ( you can change it back after the event)
3. Scroll down to Comment Notification email. Enter your email into the box. You will then get an email after each person leaves a comment. This way you can email them back or to go to your blog and leave them a comment.
If you have found some more ways to make navigating blogs easier, on blogger or other blogging programs, please leave a comment.
I would love to hear from you.
Below is the "Dry Run" Inlinkz gadget which is similar to what will be used by the BOC artists on Open Studio Day. This is just for testing. Main Open Studio Blog Posts for the events will be on the main BOC blog on March 6th.