How to Leave a Comment

Tonight I met our reader Caitlin who had a great tip, but didn’t have a “google account” to leave a comment, and she wasn’t sure how to set one up so she COULD leave a comment!

I’ve heard this from class attendees as well (and just got an email from another reader with the same comment!), so I thought today was a fabulous day to teach some of you HOW to do this!

And guess what??? You DO NOT have to make a new google email address (although, gmail is so stinkin cool, you really should consider it!) in order to set up a google account!
SO – Let’s say you read a post and have your own fabulous tip to add to it. First thing you’re going to do is look at the bottom of the post for this:

If you just click on those words (sometimes it says 1 Comment, 7 comments…) a new box will pop up that will look like this:

Now here it is telling me to enter my username and password for a Google Account. In my prebogging days, that is where I stopped. I didn’t want to open some new account!

But it’s easy peasy! I’m going to show you what to do.

  1. Click on “Sign Up Here” as shown in the window above.
  2. First thing you’ll do is input your existing email address (msn, yahoo, hotmail, all of those will work for this!) – they’ll have you enter it twice.
  3. Then create a password. This is for your “google account”. It is linked to the email you enter. You are NOT making a new email account.
  4. Pick a “display name”. This is what people will see next to your comment… some people do something fun (aka: Hiccups) or just their first name. I don’t recommend using your full name for this though.
  5. Click (or unclick) the “email notifications” box.
  6. Then you’ll have to do the whole word verification thing. These are annoying I know. And a lot of times I can’t even tell what the letters are! If you get it wrong, they’ll just put a new set of letters up, so don’t worry about it. Eventually you’ll get one that you can actually read!
  7. Click on the box to accept the terms of service and then click on “continue”.
  8. The next thing that will happen, it will take you to the comment form! And there you can tell us all what you want to say, and you’ll see your nice little display name!
  9. Also, you can click on the option to have follow-up comments emailed to you, which is sometimes a nice little feature!
  10. Then just click “Publish Your Comment” and there you go!

At this point, you’ll see your comment with your name right above it. If you click on your name, you’ll see your own profile. Since you are still logged in, you can click on the box “edit profile” and from here you have a lot of things you can do if you wish. For example, you can upload a picture, change your user name, or make your profile private if you wish.

So there you have it! Now you can share your ideas, tips, and great finds super duper easily!

If this still doesn’t make sense to you, leave a comment… oh wait, ha ha (just kidding), just email us at fabulesslyfrugal {at} gmail {dot} com and we’ll do our best to help you out!

If this DID make sense to you and you are all set up, then….


ps – The tip was that at Albertsons on Orchard and Overland they have the Hannah Montana toothpaste clearanced at $.99. Double the $.50/1 toothpaste coupon (I’m not sure which brand, can you help me Caitlin?) and you’d get it free!

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