October 13, 2010
On Commenting and Replying
Do you have your reply-to email set? Do you even know what I'm talking about?
Whenever you comment on my blog, the comment is sent to my inbox via email. I imagine it's the same for you as well. Did you know, if you want to reply to a specific comment, all you have to do is Reply to that email to speak directly with the commenter....
Unless, of course, they don't have their Reply-to email set. Sad face.
Which quite often happens to me. Not every day, but quite often I try to reply to a comment but the reply-to address is set to firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially you new followers. I'd love to get the chance to get to know you better.
So here's the deal. How does one change their Reply-to address??? It's quite simple!
You go to your Dashboard (blogger homepage). Edit profile. Check the box that says "Show my email address." Save.
Ta-da!!! :) Now everyone has a quick and easy way of communicating. Isn't that awesome?
It's also come to my attention that some of you really have no idea what I'm talking about, because you aren't getting blog comments sent to your inbox. Never fear! That is also a simple thing to fix.
Go to Settings
Click on Comments
At the bottom of the page, there is a blank form for "Email Comment Notifications." Enter your preferred email there.
Some people create second email accounts just for blogger. I use my primary one. It's a personal preference thing.
And voila! Comments in your inbox.
Posted by JG at 3:43 AM