Sunday, October 9, 2011

Blogger won't let you leave comments? Here's a solution!

A fellow blogger emailed me the other day, to say he had been having trouble leaving comments on my blog. This is not a new problem, and not confined to this blogger or my blog. I believe the main problem is this: Blogger and Microsoft Internet Explorer are like oil and water; they do not mix.

If you use a Mac, you don't use Internet Explorer and therefore have not encountered this problem. But if you use a PC, and Internet Explorer is your search engine of choice, then it's likely you've had some frustration with Blogger now and then and maybe couldn't figure out how to fix it.

A simple solution: if you use a PC, download, install, and use Mozilla Firefox as your search engine. Voila! The problems will disappear! Another blogger noted in a comment that using Google Chrome will solve the problem as well!

Using Firefox has slight differences than Internet Explorer. Instead of "favorites" you'll have "bookmarks". Inserting and moving stuff around is just a wee bit different. But there are no major differences and in the end I prefer using Firefox and hopefully so will you. My tech person at school actually suggested the move to Firefox when I was having problems on my computer at school (totally unrelated to blogging) because it is more trouble-free.

Obviously, it would be nice if Blogger didn't have all its quirks, but it's really hard to complain too much about something we use every day for free. In that respect, Blogger rocks!


  1. I had the same problem, and find out how it is if you use Windows: if you log in on, don't choose for 'stay connected (I'm not really sure how this is called in English, it's the little square under name and password).

  2. I have had similar problems as well! I actually switched to Google Chrome with MUCH success after a friend in the internet security business warned me that firefox isn't always safe and secure and chrome is much better. I'm glad the switch helped you!

  3. having similar problems - in that it will not allow me to leave comments on my oen blog - so I m not ignoring people - just not takign the time to figure out why its not working - thanks for filling us in!

  4. I switched to Google Chrome...and it is working!! Though I can not run GradeSpeed on Google Chrome..still have to use IE.