I was reading this post over at Elyse’s blog yesterday, Fifty Four and a Half, concerning the most recent Word Press “improvements”.… ahem…
One of her comments addressed our inability to create italics or bold words while making comments on other people’s blogs. ENTER: Spectrum Woman to the rescue.
If you’d like to be the one of the coolest blog commenters out there, and be more like me (you know you’ve been dreaming about that) then just do what I do. Paste some Code.
Before the word or phrase you’d like to italicize, write this <em>
Type your word/s.
To close italics and continue writing in regular upright text, type </em>
It will look like this in your commentbox: <em>I am the greatest commenter </em>
The html code will evaporate once you hit “Post comment”, if you did it right, that is.
Just before the fascinating word or phrase in a comment which you’d like to sex up, type <strong>
Type your enthralling, show-stopping bold words.
Now, to end bold, and prevent an entire comment being an obnoxious loud-mouth shout at another bloggers hearing-sensitive readers, type </strong>
Your comment will look like this: I am <strong> so angry</strong> about that.
For BOLD Italics
To make the sentence “I am so angry about that” look like this: “I am so angry about that!” type this:
I am <strong><em>so angry</em></strong> about that.
Just piggy-back the code. Don’t forget to leave a space after your code is entered. I’ve used the color red solely to enhance my scholarly instructions. You don’t need to type in red. Just type the html code, remember to end the code with the / when finished, and I guarantee it – you will be the coolest, sexiest Word Press Blog commenter out there. Well, next to me, of course.
Does it Work?
You be the judge.
Here is an ordinary, unenhanced comment left on, say, The Good Greatsby’s Blog where looking cool is mandatory:
Ordinary, Wal-Mart Level Comment:
Ha! I was going to say that myself in my next blog post, but you beat me to it…are you somehow hacking into my Word Press account and reading my drafts? you big turd.
Sure, you express yourself, making a standard, Greatsby-Level comment. But how can you be sure your comment got noticed by other, possibly cooler-than-you commenters?
Try this, with your new code-awareness skills:
Sexier, Stylized Comment
HA! I was going to say THAT myself, but you beat me to it…are you somehow hacking into my Word Press account and reading my drafts? you big turd.
As you can see, the second, stylized comment is far superior to the first, more pedestrian, Wal-Mart-level comment. The choice is now yours. With my trustworthy instruction, you no longer have to get buried in the averageness of man. You can now, finally, stand apart, appearing mysteriously superior to your contemporaries, and they will know it. Your comments on someone elses blog will now win their own thread of comments, basically ignoring your host, because others will want to bask in your shining commentiness. Your blog will experience a spike in both hits and subscribers. I’ll take royalty payments here, cash only please.
Your HOMEWORK For Today
I’d like to see each of you who reads this post express your newfound code wisdom in the comments section, and show me your faster, sexier, showier commenting skills.
Thank You for your attention to this matter.
NOTE: In the comments sections, below, Hippie Cahier states that there is an easier method;
For bold, use <b> and for italics try <i>. It worked for me in my own comments, but may not work when commenting on someone elses blog. Feel free to experiment here in your comments, to see what works.
- plus this link for more experiementing: http://www.mountaindragon.com/html/text.htm where you can also learn to add color to your comments. Use this code,
<FONT COLOR=”blue“> add your Test text here then.</FONT>
and edit “blue” with colors, such as “GREEN” “AQUA”, “FUSCHIA” or “TEAL”, etc, to add color comments.