Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Lesson in Geography: How to Navigate the Comment Section

[note from editor 2/20/09: I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE READ THIS they keep telling me at school, still there are no comments, srsly kids, I'm disappointed in you. I'm leaving this up so you can redeem yourselves.]
Hi! It appears there is a problem with the comments on my blog, i.e, there are none (jk, there are a few). After talking with a few people, I have discovered the root of this problem and the root of this problem is not that you don't love me, it's that you just don't know how to show your love! So today's post is HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT therefore after these very detailed instructions I expect millions of (nice, loving, delusional) comments that are hopefully not anonymous (but if you want to say something mean and are too afraid to write your name then that's okay too). I even put pictures because I'm bored and though I believe most of you are intelligent human beings, the fact that you couldn't figure out how to leave a comment worries me (I love all of you very, very much in spite of this).




Read the blog post. Stop. Contemplate. When you have finished that, click on "comments", like in the picture. Easy so far? Wait! It gets harder!



Next: A new window will pop up, which's great 'cause now you can follow the instructions at the same time!


The next part is a little tricky because it requires some creativity on your part! First, think about how condescending I'm being right now. Does it make you angry? Do you want to share your opinion? Yes you do. Where it says "leave your comment" and there is a blank white space, type your thoughts and emotions like it was your diary.











Great. On the right of the pop up window there is a scroll bar. Scroll down, all the way down. It will say "CHOOSE AN IDENTITY" and you have the following choices:

1. Google/blogger [if you have this, you probably don't need to be reading this]
2. OpenID [I don't know what this is.]
3. Name/URL [omgz you don't need a blogger account to leave a comment?!!1? I can write my name?!]
4. Anonymous [which no one is going to click on, also I realized I spelled anonymous wrong in my fake comment]

YOU WILL CHOOSE number 3.



Also, I took these pictures while signed in and writing this post, so don't get confused by the word verification. Yours will look something like this. Okay? Okay. All you have to do is type in the random letters they give you! I know you can do it!



Now we're almost done. Click Publish Your Comment and voila! It'll be beautiful, like you.

So now that you know how to do it you can start practicing on this post.

I love all of you, goodnight.










"I don't know what notes you want to hear played, can't think what lines you'd like me to sing or say, not sure what subjects you want mentioned. So just pause and add your own intentions, right here."
-Okkervil River "The Latest Toughs"

6 comments:

laura said...

i am in love with this post. that's all.

saint modesto said...

intern hot laura!!

:)

Pepe said...

That was very informative. (insert sarcasim here)By far the most facinating/controversial blog ever!!!!

Anonymous said...

I dont know how blogs work... is it creepy that i dont know you, but enjoy reading your blogs? Anyways, i've done my part in terms of writing a comment. :)

saint modesto said...

dear anon, it is not creepy at all. most of the people who read this are people i don't know. but then i get to know them and that's awesome.

Anonymous said...

maybe we can get to know eachother ;)