Thanks to Bernie I found two new interesting blogs this morning:
– the first is Karlin Lillington. Karlin is a longtime blogger who has been on a blogging sabattical (not entirely by choice) for some time now but who has just started blogging once more – welcome back Karlin.
– the second is Chris Horn. If you don’t know who Chris is, check out his first post where he talks about his background. Chris is definitely an interesting addition to the Irish blogosphere. I found his blog through Karlin’s!
One slight problem with both of these blogs, though is the lack of open commenting. By that I mean both blogs require you to log in to comment. I don’t have a login for Karlin’s blog so I can’t comment there and I have an old Blogger account that I could use to login to Chris’ to leave a comment but it is a personal account and not relevant to the comments I would want to leave.
Karlin used to allow commenting on her previous blog so I suspect that the issue on this blog is that she is unused to WordPress and it is a configuration error. If this is the case, and you are reading this Karlin, go to Options -> General and uncheck the “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” box (apologies if I am teaching granny how to suck eggs!).
In Chris’ case, I have no idea if this is intentional. If it is not and you want to open comments on your blog Chris, in your Blogger blog go to Settings -> Comments and in the “Who Can Comment?” drop-down, choose Anyone.
Having open comments on your blog is the only way to engage in a conversation. Otherwise you are not engaging with your readership, you are merely monologuing (sp?).