79 Responses to WHY CAN’T I COMMENT ON BLOGGER BLOGS?!?!

  1. Sally Edmans says:

    I know you commented on mine recently, and that’s how my settings have been set up. Have you had any other troubles with Ouch?

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  2. Right Mrs! My blog wasn’t set to what you’ve said above…so I’ve changed it. Come on over soon and leave me a comment. Lets test the water… 😉

    Maria

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  3. I feel I should mention… since this time I have been able to post on very many blogger/eblogger and other blogs of the same sort of type.
    The problem seems to come up less and less, but I still haven’t figured out what it is. -_-

    Aaah well; the search for truth continues!

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  4. Jennifer says:

    Yesssss!!!!! Thank you for addressing the problem. I feel so cut off from my Blogger friends. 😦

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    • Hi Jennifer
      I must admit, it seems a little better now that I’ve said this, but all the blogs I’ve commented on recently are new. I find that if I try to use my OpenID, there’s still no joy, but I eventually manage it with Name/URL options instead. Not ideal, but at least I can leave a comment.

      I’ve opened an account with blogger now – for another project of mine – so I’m going to see if I can use that to investigate what is going on between WordPress and Blogger. If I find out anything I’ll post it here as well.

      *fingers crossed*

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  5. I have been experiencing this for the last few weeks and it is extremely frustrating! I would really to leave comments and find a solution for this. I feel pretty helpless:(

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    • Me too.
      I’m still hunting for a solution but so far I can’t find anything. As soon as I do though, I’ll update here in the comments or write a new post for it.
      There are so many bloggers on Blogger that I want to interact with that its driving me nuts that I can’t. I almost gave up.
      😦

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      • I’m still searching too. I have tried to contact reCAPTCHA directly, but they have no contact information. It seems from my research, that I may have been identified as a false positive for spam and that might be why I can’t enter in the letters to the box. I have heard this happens occasionally and the only thing I know to do is click on the question mark symbol to contact them. So far there has been no response from them and I have done that at least once a day almost everyday for the last few weeks. What a bummer.

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        • Wow, its shocking that they’re not getting in contact with you. Particularly after such persistent questioning. Sounds to me like they know full well there is a problem and are almost hoping that it will go away if they ignore it. Which is silly, because clearly it won’t. o.O

          Oh dear.

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  6. Glad to know I’m not the only one having this problem It’s frustrating as there are a few blogs, important to me, on blogger. I will keep looking for a solution and if I find it will post it on my wordpress blog.

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  7. chickacurl says:

    I can comment on my own blog but not on others !

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  8. I know this question is long past, but since I have a blogger account I’ll give you my reason. Until today I have anyone could post, but since I only get comments from other bloggers, and a persistent anonymous I disabled it. I picked all registered users, but I don’t know if that means from any blog host. I hope it does as I want to widen my audience, but I didn’t want to make then have to use the “make sure your human” every-time. I wish there was a way to validate a user just once. Perhaps someone has made that suggestion and maybe I’ll add mine. Since I don’t have a WordPress anymore I’m registering using my Twitter account, but if you would please test my site to see if WordPress accounts can leave comments at my site (: http://www.deconstructingmyillusions.com/

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  9. Kevin Thai says:

    Hi, just came across this trying to figure the exact same thing, why I could not comment on certain blogger blogs and it’s incredibly frustrating. I do see other blogger blogs that allow you to put in simple name and url details while others I don’t see at all.

    Oh and I am also a member of 20sb, just thought I’d throw that out there.

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    • Yeah, with all the comments on this post now we still don’t seem to have it figured out. It seems to me that Google is just glitchy in some regard and would prefer to have everyone run a blog through Blogger. With my second blog – which is on Blogger – I have no such issues with posting comments.

      The mystery remains!

      Oh and I haven’t logged into 20sb for ages! I really should get on with it as I shan’t be 20s for much longer. I’ll look you up. 🙂

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  10. Linda Hutton says:

    Thank you all (above) for the comments – I seem to have solved at least one of my commenting blocks using OpenID thanks to a link on your page. I’m fairly new to Blogger and have been trying to comment on other Blogger accounts.
    Linda
    aka: barnsleyhistorian.blogspot.co.uk/

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    • I’m glad you’ve found the post helpful. I mainly wrote it for the sake of a massive rant, but people coming by do seem to have found help here. Which makes me happy. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be sure to check out your blog later. ^_^

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  11. Mirza says:

    Please comment on my blog. I can’t seem to be able to see comments on it.
    defitech.blogspot.com…

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  12. Joan says:

    I’ve had the exact same problem for weeks now, thinking of leaving blogger cause it’s so frustrating!!!

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    • Crazy isn’t it? I have a second blog over there and I’ve pretty much abandoned it because I can’t get a back and forth dialogue going. Very sad.
      I’ve just run out of ideas now; no idea what else to try.

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  13. nix says:

    I wish I knew about this before i set up my blog… 😦

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  14. Thank you for this post. I’m a wordpress user and blogger will let me write comment, but not sign in via wordpress. Grrrr At least now I know its not just some error on my part.

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  15. Hi Ileandra,
    I have that problem too sometimes. It is so much easier on WordPress!

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  16. Sandeep says:

    I am checking if I can comment.

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  17. Lisa says:

    I just tried to comment on 2 different Blogger sites with no luck. I don’t have a blog of my own, and I can’t reach the owner of one of the blogs to ask for help. The other blog didn’t have any clue why I could not comment. Seems like most of her commenters hold Blogger blogs themselves. I tried signing into Google account and becoming a member on the blog, but that did not help either. So frustrating…

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    • Yep. Similar problem with me. In the end I just comment where I can and do most of my following/commenting with other wordpress users. It’s a shame, because there are great blogs on Blogger, but there’s not much else I can do. I’ve run out of things to try. 😦

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  18. Kate is says:

    It’s frustrating because some I can and others hate me and toss my words back at me. Nasty! In those cases I change to my google account but that has a different name and confuses them. I can’t win.

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  19. TrashBash says:

    How come I can’t “LIKE” yours?

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  20. RaspberryT says:

    Thanks for your post. It enabled me to fix my problem from the answer from one of the comments here. Thanks to Crowing Crone Joss. Try this: “ENABLE THIRD PARTY COOKIES” in your BROWSER settings. It did the trick for me. ヅ

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  21. I allow anonymous comments, but I can’t even reply to those who commented on my post 😦 it is frustrating indeed

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    • Weird. I’m starting to think it’s just a bunch of glitches that need fixing rather than anything we can do.

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    • Sabrina says:

      Yup having the same issue. I can’t reply to someone who has commented on my blog. I can’t comment on other’s blogs. Seriously frustrating!! I tried changing all the settings options, I have tried replying under anonymous, etc. I have literally tried everything I can think of. If they can comment, why can’t I on my own blog?

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    • Isabella, might it be a browser issue? Sabrina (below) has just switched to Firefox, from Chrome, which sorted the issue for her.
      Might be worth trying.

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  22. Sabrina says:

    Just figured it out. For me… it was a browser issue. I was in chrome and nothing worked. But it worked like a charm in Firefox. annoying, but I was finally able to reply to a readers comment on my blog. Hope It’s that simple for everyone else as a solution.

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    • Gosh that is a simple fix. I wonder why Chrome has such a rough time with it.

      Clearly it’s a problem that’s ongoing because folk like yourself keep finding this blog post.

      I hope it continues to work for you in future and that, should you want/need to, you’ll be able to make it work in Chrome. 🙂

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  23. I have encountered also this problem, hope this will be fixed.

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  24. Georgina says:

    Since blogger is a Google programme why don’t you just create a Google account and use that when you want to comment on Blogger blogs?

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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    • Funnily enough I do have a Blogger account. But I shouldn’t have to use it if the blog in question utilises openID. Especially if I want my comments attributed to this online presence of mine. The Blogger ID I have is used in a completely different way. *sigh*

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  25. Hi Ileandra, I actually have spent hours trying to find a site that could help me out with exactly the problem that your readers have been leaving about ‘Google Blogger’.
    I stumbled upon a Blogger’s blog site, which I read and it left an impression with me that I just had to comment on.
    After completion of my comment I was leaving, I just couldn’t find a way to ‘Publish’ it, as I had to choose between signing-in or sign-up to Blogger. I do have have a google account but it still won’t let me post my reply comment.
    Nasty bit of business, thx to Google!
    I haven’t been blogging for very long, but my husband is a wonderful help, as we do it lovingly together.
    Ileandra, your replies and your followers comments were very helpful, so here’s thanks to an interesting read.

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    • Hi Vicki
      I’m so glad it has helped. In the end, for the blogs that didn’t work I really did just go ahead and modify my Google ID to use. Not what I wanted, but it suits the problem for the time being.

      It’s still sporadic though; blogs that work one day, don’t work in the next so I’ve no idea what to expect. But at least I can comment now!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for leaving a comment here. 🙂

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  26. I am so tired of trying to get my comment publishing fixed. Anyone who tries to leave a comment just doesn’t publish. Did anyone find a fix for this?

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    • Not really. The problem seems to come and go dependant on a whole bunch of really specific issues. Some people report that things from the comments have helped them, others have come back and said that it makes no difference whatsoever.
      I’m really at a loss as to what to suggest.

      Then again, Google is known for leaving bugs and various issues with their gmail system festering for years, so I’m not surprised they haven’t sorted this out yet. -_-

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  27. I found another solution for Firefox:
    -clear cache
    -enable third party cookies (this is the most important one!)
    -click “publish” and NOT “preview” (preview doesn’t work, publish works and then you get a captcha)

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