Good news, at least for now............ First, thank you Donna, Carolyn, Cathy, and Starla for your tips and advice. I, too, had noticed that the commenting problem was only with the embedded comment format AND I had the "Stay Signed In" box checked. So, I unchecked the box and was able to put a comment on Carolyn's blog --- whoohoo! So, so far so good! I have considered putting in another browser, maybe Chrome since it is Google. But for now all seems to be working. Now back to hopping!