Thursday, June 6, 2013

Are you a No-Reply Blogger?

Hi guys! When someone comments on my blog, that comment is sent directly to my email inbox. Lately, I've really been wanting to write some of you back, but when I go hit "reply", it says "No-Reply" blogger. Read this tutorial that I found over on The Pleasant Home Blog and if you don't mind having your email address show, change this in your settings. Being able to respond to you is one of my favorite things about blogging!
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Are you a No-Reply Blogger? What is a NO-REPLY blogger?

1. Annie leaves a Comment on Linda's blog, asking a question.
2. Linda has all Comments sent directly to her email, so when she checks her email, she reads Annie's question. Linda clicks Reply. Oh, no! Up pops Annie's name but instead of her email address, it says NO-REPLY. Bummer!
3. Annie doesn't have an Email associated with her blog. Which means that no one can reply to any of the comments or questions that she leaves.

You may not even know that you are a NO-REPLY blogger. No problem.

Follow these instructions to see if you are a NO-REPLY blogger:
Sign in to Blogger and bring up your Dashboard or Profile Page. Click on EDIT PROFILE.
Under "Privacy," there should be a check mark in the box for SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS.
then ...

Scroll down to the section titled "Identity." See the box labeled EMAIL ADDRESS. Your Email address should be shown in that box.

If there is no email in that box or if you don't have the Show My Email Address box checked, you are a NO-REPLY blogger.

But what if ..."I don't want my personal email out there for the whole world to see...."

That's OK, you don't have to. You can set up a "generic" email address to be associated with your blog. (You just need to remember to check it often,especially if you leave a comment or ask a question on another blog).

The majority of experienced bloggers will agree that it's good blogging etiquette to have an email associated with your blog. Especially if you're going to be blogging, commenting, asking questions, participating in Give-Aways, etc.

Here's your assignment for the day. Check your PROFILE. Are you a NO-REPLY blogger?
If so, you can either use the email you already have, or set up a new "generic" email and put it in your profile as described above. Note: A new email in your profile will not change the Email address you use to sign in to your blog.
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Thanks, guys!
Lots of love.
Angela

1 comment:

  1. This has been making me crazy lately!!! Thanks for trying to educate people! :)

    ReplyDelete

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