Have you been a little frustrated trying to leave comments on a couple of medieval blogs lately? It seems that blogger has a little problem. It won’t let some people — like me — leave comments using any option including anonymous. Blogger appears to have a rather big bug.
I haven’t been able to comment on the Medieval History Geek or the Historian on the Edge blogs for quite a while. Even when I did post in the past, I had to try three or four times before it took. I’ve had this same problem with Unlocked Wordhoard, In the Middle, and The Ruminate for literally years. I guess I won’t take this personally anymore. I used to get my feelings rather hurt wondering why Prof. Nokes never approved my comments. I just thought you all were rather tough at moderation, the insecurity of an amateur. For some blogs I can at least leave comments on their facebook posts.
Since this has been going on for years with blogger, I would suggest trying wordpress. I’ve never known anyone who has switched from blogger to wordpress who has regretted it. Got Medieval recently moved to a self-hosted wordpress account. Self-hosting really isn’t necessary unless you want to sell stuff, I don’t think. WordPress is free. I’ve got over 300 posts on Heavenfield and I’ve used less than 1% of the media space. You get 3 Gigs free. For text posts that is enough space for decades. The widgets are a little different but I think wordpress has more options in widgets and certainly has more themes to pick from. If you don’t believe me just do a google search on blogger vs. wordpress.