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COMMENTS CLOSED – Are all your boxes ticked

COMMENTS CLOSED – Are all your boxes ticked

My last couple of blog posts received no comments. Yes, there were some likes, but I seemed to have very little traffic compared to a few weeks ago.

Then a fellow blogger friend contacted me and asked why I had my comments turned off. That was news to me! I hadn’t turned off my comments and wasn’t even sure I knew how to.

The majority of my posts are composed and posted through the WordPress app on my phone. There aren’t many options to delve into the mechanics of WordPress from the app so I opened up my laptop and started searching for an answer on my site.

After much googling and questioning of WordPress I got answers that really didn’t help. My settings showed I had all the right boxes ticked, and unticking and re-ticking didn’t magically solve the problem.

Bingo!

If you scroll to the end of your problem blog in edit mode there is a box to tick for allowing comments. Mine was unticked.

Is this something new? I’ve never had to tick that box before and haven’t even noticed it. But like I said, my phone app doesn’t have that option.

My main settings are set to allow comments. Does this mean I will have to start posting from my laptop so I can tick that extra box every time? I hope not.

I’m sure it’s some technical blunder on WordPress. Not my fault.

BTW I’m posting this from my phone. Let’s see what happens!

Are all your boxes ticked?

~Elle

UPDATE

Yes, I had to go in on my laptop and check that box. This is so frustrating!

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WANTED – Beta Readers

WANTED – Beta Readers

As you know, if you keep up with my blog, I’ve recently finished my first draft of Avoiding The Tilt and posted a preview chapter here. It’s a humorous fiction book, (65,000 words) so if you need a laugh or two this one’s for you.

Now I need some good reliable beta readers. Preferably someone who will critique the story, point out any discrepancies in the story line, too much dribble, out of order chapters, etc. You know the drill.

Here’s your chance to read the full story ahead of the game. If you are interested in beta reading or know of a reliable beta reader, please comment below with your email address or email me at knowles.elle@gmail.com

My kids and other family members don’t count because they have to be nice. Hope to hear from you.

~Elle

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