Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How to get replies to comments you leave on blogs, and respond to your own comments

Everyone complains about it. No-reply commenters. 

I get all my comments sent to my email address. From there, I can just click 'reply' and respond to any comments. It's that easy. Except if you're one of those people who have their email hidden. Then when I try to reply to your comment email, it just gives me a no-reply email. 

If you think you might be one of those people (if you've commented on my blog a few times and have never received a reply, you probably are) here is how you can check, and change it. 

From your blogger dashboard, click on 'edit profile'

Under the privacy settings, check that 'Show my email address' box is checked. 

To the right, it shows which email address it will be sending the comments to. 

If you wish to change that email address, scroll down a little bit further, change the email address under 'Identity'. 

Don't forget to save your changes. 

Now if you don't get your comments emailed to you, here is how to set that up so you can reply to your comments easily. 

From your dashboard, click on settings. 

Under 'settings', click on 'comments'. 

Scroll down to the very bottom until you see the 'Comment Notification Email' box. Put your email address into the box, and click save. 

Now your comments will be emailed to you, and you simply have to respond to that email. Then you, too, can be annoyed when people are a 'no-reply' commenter and you can't respond to them.

It's that easy. 


Marina said...

I was always wondering how some people reply to my comments via email.. I wasn't sure how did they do that :) Then after a couple of weeks I realized that they just answered message they got to their email inbox :D Silly me!

Baby Sister said...

It drives me crazy when people don't have an email attached. Luckily most of the people who comment on my blog now do.

Lourie said...

It was a while before I learned this trick. I wish everyone would do this. :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I might just need to share this on my blog because I like try and email people back but so many of them haven't had this set up! haha crazy :) thanks for the idea and sharing!



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