A Blogging Tip from Millie

Millie is one of the many fabulous student bloggers in 2KM and 2KJ. She loves leaving comments and having conversations with our blogging buddies all around the world.


Today Millie demonstrated an excellent blogging skill. This is a skill that Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan use themselves but haven’t yet had a chance to teach the class this year.

When Millie wrote up a comment, she copied it before pressing “submit” to make sure she didn’t lose her comment.

Here is how you do it:

1. Write your comment as normal.

2. Before you press “submit”, highlight all your text by putting your mouse in the comment box and pressing control A OR holding down your mouse button down and dragging it over all of your words.

3. Copy your text by right clicking and pressing copy OR pressing control C.

4. You don’t need to do anything else BUT if you lose your comment for some reason (internet crashes or you put in the wrong spam word) you won’t have lost your comment. You can just press paste (right mouse click – paste OR control V) and your comment will appear. Voila!

What do you think of this blogging tip?

What keyboard shortcuts do you use?

54 thoughts on “A Blogging Tip from Millie

  1. Great tip, Millie – thanks for that! It is one that my students have been using when they are doing work on the Ultranet, just in case they get ‘timed out’. It’s definitely a very handy thing to get used to doing.

    • Dear Mrs Light,

      I used this shortcut so I don’t lose it all and so that I don’t have to do it all over again it’s a good strategy.

      Happy blogging,

  2. Hi Millie and also all the other students 😎

    What a fantastic and helpful tip.
    We also use this tip at home.
    Thank you. 😆

    Donna (Paris’s Mum)

  3. Dear 2km and 2kk
    Wow Millie what great initiative and I.T. smart 😎
    This was a great blogging tip and it was easy and quick to use!
    I love using keyboard shortcuts (if my old brain can remember them :grin:). It makes it quick and easy to help complete computer work.
    A couple of examples of shortcuts that I would use include:
    CTRL Z = undo last action
    CRTL B = Bold
    F7 = spellcheck and
    SHIFT + F12 = Save.
    Mitchell and his brothers are often showing me new ways and shortcuts.
    Keep up the good work everyone and have plenty of fun doing it!! 🙂
    Kind Regards,
    Dee (Mitchell’s Mum)

    • Dear Mum,

      some times I forget to the shortcut way.
      I never knew that you could use ctrl Z= under last action. 😳
      good job for working that out.

      from Mitchell. 😛

  4. Hi Milly,
    This is a fantastic blogging tip and I use it all the time as a teacher!
    Great tip’s and I hope to see more soon 🙂

    All the Best Roddy

    • Dear Roddy,

      What a great comment you wrote! :mrgreen:

      Did Haille help you Roddy?

      Keira Haille’s friend in 2KJ. :80:

      • Dear Keira,

        You wrote a great comment too! :mrgreen: ☺ ☻ ♥
        Yes I did help Roddy do that comment.

        Your class mate,
        Haille. 🙄

  5. Dear 2KJ and 2KM,

    Hi everyone I always use that tip other wise it might disappear and I don’t want that to happen.

    Best Wishes,
    Love Eb♥ny

  6. Dear Millie,

    Super tip! I must tell you that I have been foiled many times when I have forgotten to enter the spam code and consequently lost my entire comment! I learned the hard way about copying and saving. 🙁

    Your tip will save many from that frustrating experience! You really are a super-blogger!

    I have a Mac  computer and to copy the comment, like I am about to do with yours, I use similar keystrokes:

    ▶ Command⌘ + A = select all (my text will get highlighted)
    ▶ Command⌘ + C = copy

    Happy Blogging and thanks again for that hot tip!

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

    • Hi Mrs Y♥llis,

      It’s easy to copy and pasting for us because Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan copy it and paste it wile we look at mistakes that we did.

      Nice Regards
      Millie 😆

    • Hi,

      It’s easy to copy and paste for us because Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan copy it and paste it wile we look at mistakes that we did.

      Nice Regards
      Millie 😎

  7. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    This is my very first comment.

    I wish I went to your school. It sound’s like alot of fun!

    Logan told me all about blogging.

    Keeley. 😆

    • Dear Keeley,

      It is really good to see you writing a comment because Logan might win a competition that we are doing ❗

      Until next time,
      Haille. (I’m in 2KJ)

    • @ Frank, 😛

      What a great comment!

      I think everyone is doing great too.

      Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan are doing great at teaching us.

      By For Now,

  8. Brilliant post. I learned this the hard way, of course, and it’s a great idea to post about it so others can learn it the ‘easy’ way. 🙂

    By the way, I came via a tweet by one of your teachers – Mrs Morris.

    If I may suggest, include this tip in your Learning about Blogging page, perhaps under Commenting.

    Mrs Mawby

    • @ Mrs Mawby,

      Thanks for your great comment! We always love to hear from different people. 🙂

      What a great point about including this tip on our commenting page. Thank you so much for the suggestion! I will put that on my to-do list 😆

      Best wishes,
      Mrs M☀rris

  9. Hello Millie
    What a clever blogger you are, thank you for the great tip.
    I am new at writing blog comments and I am learning how to do something new each time

    Dianne 🙂

    • Dear Dianne,

      Hi it’s a great tip to use when your writing and when you lose it you go right click then paste.

      We really like this strategy because if you lose it you ctrl v.

      Your pal,

    • Dear Dianne,

      Awesome comment ❗
      Hi my name is Haille and I am in 2KJ, my name is spelled different to other “Hayley’s”. :mrgreen:

      I hope to hear from you again some time,

    • Dear Mrs Milton,

      It’s a good strategy for every one to use because if you lose it you can press right click then paste but first you have to copy it.

      Your friend

  10. Hi 2km and 2kj,

    l think Millie’s tip is very good, l will have to use that from now on.

    From Marcie

    • @ Marcie,

      What a nice comment.

      I think Millies tip’s are very good too.

      I will have to use her tip’s too.

      Warm Wishes,

  11. Dear Mille,

    That is just great how you already copy and paste your work.
    I, need to do this more often as I tend to forget sometimes and I submit my comment and its gone.
    I think your so lucky to have not just one but two super teachers teaching you and your fellow students about blogging, copying and pasting.

    Great work and happy blogging.
    From your friend,

  12. dear 2km and 2kj,
    every sunday we(all us older siblings) go to our logan’s house for family dinner. its so much fun, because we get to play with our younger brothers and logan gets to play with nephews and nieces which is good fun… and he told me to blog. 😆

  13. @ 2kj and 2km,

    Hi! I am Harry’s sister Layla.My mum read me Millies post as i am just learning to read.Mum said that was a great blogging tip.Harry will be able to use that tip now.
    from layla (harry’s sister) 😆

    • Dear Layla,

      Hi:?:I’m Hamish.I’m in Harrys class.

      I think that’s a great blogging tip too.

      I hope Harry uses that tip too.

      Best wishes,


  14. @ Eb,

    I really like your comment.

    It’s me Sophie. 😆

    I also wish that my comment won’t disappear.

    Sophie 😉

  15. @ 2KM and 2KJ,

    My name is Sue I’m Kayla’s nana.

    This is the first time I’ve done any blogging! My grandaughter Kayla is teaching me – she’s 8 and I’m 62 – it must be the young teaching the old.

    I hope I can learn how to do it.
    Sue 🙂

  16. Hi 2KM and 2KJ,
    My name is Josh.
    I am Lee’s biggest brother.
    What have you been doing in class?
    Please reply.
    Thank you!

    • @ Josh,

      Nice comment!

      In our class we have been learning lot’s but i will just pick one though which is double’s fact’s. It is very fun to learn.

      Thank you for the comment,

    • Dear Josh,

      How long have you been doing the naplan test for?

      My name is Lee.

      This week our topik is use expression to make you’r vois sound iteresting.

      What’s you’r topik this week?

      My favourite thing at school is handwriting.

      Whats your favourite thing at school?

      I am in room 16.

      What your room number?

      From your brother,


  17. Dear Millie,

    I think your Bloging tip is fantastic.

    I wonder if you will do any more Bloging tips for our class.


    • Dear 2KM and 2kJ,

      Cloudy with a chance of chicken was awesome 😎

      I know a book that has been made into a movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid and my favourite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid the ugly truth.

      From your class pal,
      Zac :mrgreen:

  18. @ Millie,

    What a great idea. I use that short cut all the time when copying and pasting but haven’t yet for the blog, I might have to start trying that tip starting today. I do use it to copy and paste the HTML codes as it saves time typing them all the time. 🙂

    One of my favourtie short cuts is ctrl home or ctrl end for when I want to get to the top or bottom of the page especailly the blog to look at the post agian or the questions asked and then return to my comment.

    Keep up the great work,
    Melane (Jarr☀d’s Mum)

    • Hi Melane,

      I think it’s a fantastic tip to use when writing a comment on the blog.

      I use short cuts too I use copy and paste, F5, ctrla, ctrlv and ctrlf.

      I got that fantastic tip from Millie

      this tip is interesting and I might use it everytime I write a comment at home and school.

      Your blogging buddie in 2KM

      • @ Andrew,

        It’s good to see you know so many short cuts already. 😎

        love short cuts on the computer as they save me so much time at work and at home.

        Keep up the great work,
        Melane (Jarr☀d’s Mum)

  19. Hi 2KM and 2KJ

    I really liked the blogging tip on how to copy a comment. I use computers a lot at my work and there are lots of tips like this one that save a lot of time with my work. Another name for computer tips is shortcuts.

    Fiona (Jack’s mum)

  20. What a great tip for everyone!

    Charlotte and I used it tonight when she made a comment earlier.
    Like Mrs Yollis we have an Apple Mac computer at home so we use the way she posted too, but it’s always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve!

    Best wishes,
    Martine xo

  21. Hi Millie, 2KM and 2KJ,
    What a great tip!
    We are a grade 4 class and we have recently started our own blog. We have been reading your amazing blog and we have been inspired by you to try and make our blog as incredible as yours! If you have time we would love for you to visit our blog and share with us some of your blogging tips! Our blog is at http://blogs.scopus.vic.edu.au/4b11/
    Best Wishes and keep up your great blogging!
    Mrs H and the children of 4B at Mount Scopus 🙂

  22. Dear Millie,
    Today we read your comment tip and we are all going to try it today in the computer lab.
    Thanks very much.
    From Mrs Milton and 2MK

  23. Dear Millie,
    Hi I’m Zoes Charlotte .
    I think It is a great blogging tip I’d like to try it sometime.
    How did you find it?.
    From Charlotte.

    • Dear Charlott,

      Hi.I found the tip from Mrs Morris when she checks my work.

      I use this tip all the time when I writing a comment to someone or just by it self.

      Bye for now
      Millie 😉

  24. Dear 2KJ & 2KM,

    Well done to everyone for asking all your family and friends to make a blog comment. I know Eb♥ny has been very excited this month spending lots of time telling and showing our family & friends the blog.

    I look forward to reading and writing more blog comments in the future.

    From Kim (Eb♥ny’s mum)

  25. Dear Millie,2KM and 2KJ,
    Tankyou so much for coming on our blog and replying.
    Everyone was so happy and excited that you wrote
    Once (A few weeks ago) we had an author on our blog
    named Jacquline Harvey,
    Have you guys ever had an author on your blog?
    Why?/what did you do that made the author come on.
    Jacqueline Harvey came on our blog beacause Amanda
    (in our class) wrote about one of her books called
    Alice Miranda goes to school.

    • Dear Connor,

      I don’t think we have ever had an author on our blog before.

      What is it like to have an author in your class?

      What did the author do in your class?\

      Bye for now,

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