Monday, June 25, 2012

HTML Threaded Comments Nightmare and an Award

This post is kind of ironic. You see, last night I spent 3 hours (yes, you read that right) 3 hours trying to figure out how to add threaded comments/ replies to my blog. First, I need to preface with the fact that I know almost nothing about html, which probably explains the nightmare part. While I have added things to my blog before using html but all I had to do was delete one part of a code and copy and paste a new part to add. Simple, right? Well, I began this process and read article after article explaining how easy it was to do it. The instructions seemed so easy and I feel like I was following them correctly but it was just not working for me, no matter what I tried. Eventually, after almost chucking my computer across the room, I decided to revert the widget templates to default. I knew this was one option to make it work from the beginning but I was too scared to try it because I thought it would take away all the design work that I had someone set up for me. At this point, though, I had had enough of trying and re-trying to make it work so I took the plunge. And... it worked! BUT... half of my design was gone! :-( Well, as you can now see, everything is back to normal AND I have the threaded comments on my blog but boy was that a nightmare! 

Here are a couple of articles that might be a help to you if you haven’t added or been able to add this feature yet.

Here comes the irony. In the midst of me being so fed up with my blog and ready to give up on the entire thing, 2 people gave me "One Lovely Blog Award!" This was the motivation I needed to keep trying and to figure it out, so thank you Jodi, the Southern Sweetie in Second and Christa from the Sweet Life of Second Grade. Please stop by their adorable 2nd grade blogs! Thanks ladies for the motivation and encouragement!

Here's the deal. To accept this award, there are 3 rules to follow:
1. Follow the person who gave you the award.
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3. Share the love! Pass the word along to 15 new bloggers.

Check out the blogs I am giving this award to... 

Thanks for being an inspiration!


A Teacher Without a Class said...

It is always so nice when you receive encouragement during a frustrating moment. I hope to implement in my home and classroom! I became one of your newest followers. I too know very little about html--and I even taught a short unit on it, but forgot everything that I learned.


Nikki Sabiston said...

I feel your pain. I have been editing a little html lately, too and it makes my eyes cross! And tonight, I'm going to make a blog button:/
How lovely of you to 'pay it forward' and send out encouragement to others! Thank you!

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