My new friend Dawn at WackyWhimsy asked me to share how I got the “Comment on This” clickable link inside each of my posts. This feature is helpful for your readers to comment easily on your blog if they use Google Reader or some other form of feedreading. They can access your blog comment form without actually coming TO your blog to leave a message.
It’s a simple process but a little hard to explain, so let me show you how I made that happen!
The first thing I did was create an image in Photoshop and typed the words “Comment on This” using a unique looking font. It has been so long since I made this image that I cannot even remember the font names anymore. If you would like to know I could dig them up for you. I changed the font color to blue and cropped the image down to an easily readable size so it looks like this:
Once I saved the image and uploaded it to flickr I could right click and grab the image source info just like adding any other photo to your blog via HTML.
That part is pretty simple.
Now, here is how you’ll need to adjust your blog settings to make it show up in each post:
On your Blogger dashboard, click Settings –> then choose Comments. Make sure your Comment Form Placement setting has the circle marked “Pop-Up Window” checked like this:
Then go to Settings –> Formatting
Scroll to the bottom and you will see a box that says Post Template:
Inside that box I have typed in the HTML code to add my “Post a Comment” image link inside each blog post I write. The beauty of this is that the code automatically generates every time I click “New Post” so I don’t have to re-write it every single time.
If you don’t want to type all that code out feel free to copy/paste/change your info from this box: