We’ve asked you to leave comments for posters on this blog throughout the summer, it’s only fair we share directions for you so that you know HOW to comment on a post.


  1. Click on “___COMMENTS” at the end of the post you’d like to write about.
  2. You’ll see the comments already submitted. Take a look at what’s already there. For college audiences, originality is important!
  3. Below the comments, you’ll see a dialogue box—“Leave a Comment”
  4. Enter your text in this box—please check grammar, spelling, and mechanics before you submit the comment. you will not be able to edit once you’ve posted.
  5. You’ll be asked to choose an identity. If you haven’t already set up your account, simply follow the prompt: No Google Account? Sign up here. (You do NOT have to use a Google email address. You can use any email address you’d like. If you already have a Google account of any kind, you can use that. Or–even better–you can use your new UMD e-mail address.) We ask you not to make anonymous comments because we want students to stand behind their statements.
  6. You will also be asked to complete the Word Verification as a security measure.
  7. You can Preview your comment before you publish it. (We recommend that you do so!)
  8. Click “Publish” when your response is ready to be posted.  (It may take a moment to show up on the blog.
  9. Please note that comments can be redacted by blog administrators for any reason. Be kind in your replies. The UMD community is reading!

Some terms to know:

Blog: A web-log/journal posted online for others to read and comment on

Post/Posting: The main part of the blog; each has a title and is dated. Only assigned contributors can “post” on the blog. 7 days worth of posts will show up on the main page. For older posts, at the bottom of the main page, you’ll see a link that says “Older Posts.” You can click that or go to the “Blog Archive” on the right hand side of the blog—scroll down; it’s toward the bottom of the page. (More on this below.)

Comments: At the end of each post is a hot link that says “___ COMMENTS.” (The blank spot will have a number, depending on how many comments have been submitted.) If you’d like to read what other folks have to say about the post OR if you have something you’d like to share about the post or other comments, this is the place to do that.
QUESTIONS? Click on “e-mail me!” Or leave a comment on this post.