We all know that one key to building your blog is to comment. You’ve got to participate in the community, give to others, and share ideas.
But do you ever get tired of filling out comment forms? You know, the standard fields: name, email, website. I’ll bet you type the exact same info in these fields on every blog.
Your browser might remember these values, or you might have a form filler that watches your back. But if you don’t have a solution for these repetitive keystrokes, I’m going to help you out.
Lazy blog commenter
I’ve written a little script that does nothing more than make your blog comments easier. After you initialize it, this thing will automatically enter your name, email address, and website, leaving your cursor in the message box, ready to type your comment.
All you’ve got to do is download the file. It’s just a tiny “.exe” file whose mission is to simplify your commenting life. When you download the file, save it in a place where you’ll find it easily.
When you first run BlogComment.exe, you’ll be prompted to enter your name, email, and website. Enter these values exactly as you want them to appear on blogs. If you want to change these values later, you can edit “BlogCommentSettings.txt,” which will be located in the same directory as BlogComment.exe. (it’s in plain English, easy to edit)
BlogComment will put a little icon in your system tray. You can easily stop it by right clicking on the icon and selecting Exit. If you want this functionality all the time, simply add BlogComment.exe to your Startup folder.
To fill out a blog comment form, simply type “bcomment” and watch the magic. Here’s an example:
For the techies out there
I used AutoHotkey to make this program. I’ve written about it before.
If you already use AutoHotkey, you can easily add a blog comment hotstring with something like this in your AutoHotkey ini file:
Thoughts or improvements?
I’m all ears for ways to make this little program more useful. I’ve been using something similar for months, and I can’t imagine my blogging life without it.
If you run into any problems with downloading, initializing, or using the program, please let me know. You can always leave a comment or drop me a line.
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