Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22095-665:
Quite some time ago it was brought to my attention that people said they liked my blog but were having difficulty commenting using the WordPress Reader. I loosened up a bunch of settings and thought I had fixed to problem. Nobody said any more about it. Apparently there is still a problem, however.
Are you, Gentle Reader who uses the Word Press Reader app on your phone or tablet, still having to leave Reader and come to the blog itself to comment? I didn’t know the problem still existed. I follow the fairly new blog of an English Teacher/Children’s Poet whose name is A.J. McGregor. The blog is called The Lonely Meatball and the poems are quite clever and a bit more insightful than being mere child’s play. They mentioned to me that the little “comment bubble” is not visible. I am really upset. Mainly because I didn’t think this was a problem anymore and also because it ought to be an easy fix. I set up Ben’s blog and his comment bubble shows up in Reader so I went and checked that our settings were the same. I discovered there appear to be some settings that are different between the two blogs, so now I will go in and putz around until I get it right.
I really enjoy comments and I enjoy the witty banter that occasionally arises so I really want to get this fixed. I went to the Jetpack troubleshooting page and one of the suggestions was that it may be the theme I’m using. This is annoying because it means I have to switch themes again, which I like to do, on my own terms, and for my own entertainment. I like my themes and the little plug-in doo-dads but I like to hear from readers more. I found out that the “Subscribe2” plugin could be interfering with it. I love my e-mail subscribers, some of whom have been with from the beginning but all I had to do was change a setting.
So, if you use the Word Press Reader to read my blog on your phone or tablet rather than coming to the site, please let me know if I have fixed it by leaving me a comment. Thanks.