Google Blogger has the worst commenting system. Ok, I don't know if it's the worst, but it's frustrating. How I long for the threaded comments of WP or even the ability for people to only receive follow-up comments on the comment they leave. But that's neither here nor there for this post.
This post is a public service annoucement on the Blogger Embedded Comment form--I'm writing this post after seeing so many people say they cannot leave comments on these types of forms and after my poor cousin wrote a post saying that people mentioned they couldn't leave her comments and she didn't know why.
There's a trick to these forms (and why Blogger hasn't fixed the bug is way beyond me).
So, when you try to leave a comment on an embedded comment form (see picture 1 below) and you are not already logged into Google, it will tell you that you do not have access to comment and must re-sign in.
Prompt to logout and change accounts...
The TRICK is to UNCHECK the box that says "Stay Signed In" (see below) otherwise it will take you back to the comment screen as an anonymous user. SO frustrating!! Especially as once you uncheck that box, you will have to re-sign in to all of your Google Accounts.
I hope this helps alleviate MUCH commenting frustration.
Now, I don't want to tell anyone how to format his/her blog, especially when I don't allow anonymous comments which unfortunately means no Name/URL. BUT, this embedded commenting form is a pain in the ass for commenters. It is the Blogger default, which I don't understand, but you can change to either do a pop-up screen or a completely different screen. Again, don't want to tell anyone how to format his/her blog, but I do think there is a big consensus that the embedded form sucks.
Ok, Public Service Annoucement over...