Did you know? Have you heard? You can now do nesting comments in Blogger! That means they made a reply option after every comment. So a commentor can comment on someone else's comment, or the blog author can comment on your comments right below instead of in a massive comment at the end. This is the stuff dreams are made of, Blogger! When we Blogger bloggers aren't thinking through our next scene, we are spending our time thinking how awesome it would be if Blogger had that capability.
I feel like throwing a party in Blogger's honor! With orange rounded corner cookies with a white frosting funnily-shaped B that really looks like a padlock with the top hook off center. And orange punch. And little smiling GFC pictures covering the walls.
If you use Blogger and you haven't already done this, are you dying to know how? Well, wonder no further. Because look! Here's a handy link to the instructions.
Yes, there's a but.
Your comments have to be embedded in your page. That means they show up right below your post. So if you have your comments set to take you to another page that just shows comments, or if you have them in the little pop-up window like mine, you can't access that feature. Makes you want to cry, doesn't it?
I love my popup comment window. I like that, when commenting on a blog post, I can still see the post if I need to refer back to it while I'm commenting. Sometimes I comment about one thing in the post, then think, Wait. What was that other thing I was going to say? Then I glance at the post, think Oh, yeah! And comment on that. I don't want to have to scroll up through all the comments to remind myself about that other thing in the post! Go ahead. Call me lazy.
So now it's a toss-up. Keep my comments pop-up window? Or sacrifice it to get the nesting comments feature? (Life's full of tough decisions.)
So now I'm asking you. When you comment, which is most important to you? Having someone (either the blog author or other commentors) be able to comment on your comment, or being able to see the post in the background?
And if you use Blogger, do you already use nesting comments? And on a scale of 1-10, how freakin awesome do you think they are?
(I'd like to apologize for my excessive use of the word "comment" in all its forms in this post. Yes, I was going for a record. Did I make it?)
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