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7/25/2016

No Reply Blogger Message on Comments

      No Reply Blogger Notice

{I've copied and pasted a post from my friend Loll . This is info that I thought would be helpful to lots of us, so with Loll's permission, I'm simply re-sharing her words here. I hope this will help someone, as sometimes it's difficult to return a visit if you don't have a way to get back to their blog).
Hi everyone.  A few of my blogging friends have recently done posts on a common problem faced by many bloggers.  I thought I'd join them to pass along info on how we can be better connected.

Do you get comments on your blog without a return email address??  Lots of times I get comments from people and it has their name, but the email address is "No Reply Blogger", or it comes in as "via blogger.bounces.google.com".  There is no way to return those comments directly.

I like to followup up with people who send me comments.  Mostly because I really appreciate them taking the time to send me a message, but it also gives me the opportunity to get to know people a little better.  Sometimes it's just to share a mutual appreciation for each other's work, and sometimes it is the start of a good friendship.

Many people who leave comments don't even realize that they come up as "No Reply Blogger".  They assume their their email is being included, but a lot of the time it is not.

If you want to find out how your comments come through to others, leave yourself a comment on one of your blog posts (you can delete it afterwards).  It will send you an email and you can see for yourself if your email address is included.

If your email isn't included you can EASILY change this.  It's in your Blogger Profile.  Open your blogger dashboard (the place where you start posts, etc.) and you will see your profile picture at the top right.  Click on your picture and a drop-down menu will appear, click on "Blogger Profile".  It opens with your profile picture, list of blogs you follow, etc.  At the top right is an "Edit Profile" button ... click on it. It has a list of items with check boxes. Make sure the line "Show my email address" is checked and then hit the "Save" button at the very bottom to save your changes.

A simple fix to keep us all better connected.
 
Hugs and thanks for coming by. Just too bloomin' hot to sit on the porch swing, even with a glass of cold iced tea!
 

 

13 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yes, thank you, Mary! No matter how many times I've seen this posted over the years, people don't seem to realize that they are no-reply bloggers! I know I didn't until someone told me! It's very frustrating when you want to reply to someone's question. Thanks for spreading the word and I hope people will check their settings!

Gerrina said...

Thanks so much! I wasn't aware of the fact that blogger did change this so I have "fixed"it! Hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Thanks for this info. I've not had any problems, but have gone into my profile and ticked to show email.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely a good post Mary, I will share it too, I too have people I would love to reply to and don't have a chance. So thank you Loll and you Mary, for sharing.
Faith
x

cuilliesocks said...

Thanks for this very helpful post Mary, Kate x 👍

Stampsnob. said...

Much thanks to both of you I am off right now to try this...............Lis

Andrea W said...

Mine is now fixed! Thanks for the information.

Charlene said...

Thanks for the pass on Mary!!

Brenda said...

Yep, I was one of those people, but Auntie Darnell did a post on this too and I went in and fixed mine so my email is there to be able to reply too. So a big thanks to Darnell, Loll and you Momma Mary for educating us!! Hugs, Brenda

Donna Ellis said...

I posted this a while back on my blog, too! Sometimes the profiles are not even enabled so there is no way of contacting visitors kind enough to leave comments. Thanks for helping spread the word!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is good info to have. I have a lot of no-reply commenters. I just shrug when they ask me a question or leave a comment worthy of further discussion since I can't reply. Now I wonder if they even know.

Birgit said...

I am hoping you can find me...I think you can but just making sure:)

Olga Fink said...

Great information Mary! Thank you and your friend Loll!
Xoxo Olga