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So, those of you who visit Blogger blogs, but do not have a blogger blog/ID have probably already noticed that Blogger has disabled your ability to leave your URL when you leave a comment.
And this is probably annoying you to no end.
WELL, it's doubly as annoying for those of us who own blogger blogs, because now we have no way to find you when you leave a comment. NOT cool.
But, instead of getting in a tizzy about it of COMCAST porportions, I decided to do a little research, and I've found out what the story is.
It appears that Blogger is experimenting with adding "OpenID" as a way for non-Blogger bloggers to leave comments. But in the meantime, they disabled the URL feature, while the OpenID thing is in testing stages.
A little more digging, and I figured out how to enable the test version of OpenID on my blog. So, I figured I'd be a good little blogger (Santa, are you reading this?) and share my knowledge with the rest of you.
Here goes. First, log in to blogger using your blogger ID. Then, on the "dashboard" look for the "Help Resources" on the right hand column. There is a "known issues" link. Click that.
The very first entry on that blog explains the issue. Now, click the link in that entry for "blogger in draft". This will bring you back to your dashboard, only with the "blogger in draft" look t it.
On your blog, click the "settings" tag. Now click the "comments" tag. In "Who Can Comment", you should choose "Anyone - Includes Anonymous Users" or "Registered Users - Includes OpenID" both of these will work. Click Save (don't forget to do this, even if you didn't actually make a change to your preference).
And that's it, you are done.
Glad to be of service, y'all!!! ;-)