Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Tea {Embarrassing Moment}

Happy Tuesday Tea, Friends!


So today I have to share a bit of an embarrassing moment with you!
It's probably not really that embarrassing & really not that funny, but as a blogger...you'll understand!

A few months ago a fellow blogger tracked down my email to (thankfully) inform me that I was a "no-reply blogger". I had no idea! She referred me to a few sites to quickly fix the problem & that was that. But last Friday when I was catching up on everyone's Five on Friday, I commented on Chesson from A Southern Twenty-Five's post, thanking her for spreading the word - only to realize by profile had reverted back to the dreaded no-reply. Blogger fail for sure!

So...what is a "no-reply blogger"?! How do you know if you are one?
Well that's what I am here to tell you about!




Don't you love when you receive comments on your blogs? And don't you love to reply to those new friends? Well, being a "no-reply blogger" makes it impossible for us to connect! Here's why...when you are a "no-reply blogger" and you leave me a sweet message, I get a nice email that I absolutely love! But when I go to reply, this is what I see:





When I hit reply it actually sends an email, but not to you! There are thousands, millions, probably billions of lost little comments out there just floating around in cyber space...not cool.
Let's fix that!!

This tutorial is for those Google+ users. However there's an easier fix for those already using the original blogger profile. Simply follow steps four through seven. 



Step One...Go to your blogger dashboard & click on your settings button.





Step Two...Revert to Blogger Profile.




Step Three...Continue to switch to the blogger profile & enter your information.






Step Four...Go to your Blogger Profile in the top right hand area of your screen.




Step Five...Edit Profile, also on the right side of your screen.





Step Six...Make sure the box beside "Show my email address" is checked & your email is the one you want comment replies to go too. This is the most important step...make sure to click SAVE at the bottom of this page.




Step Seven...You're done, You are officially a Reply Blogger!!
You'll return to your profile where you can click back to your dashboard. Your comments will now show up in my inbox with your email so I can reply, YAY!




Note: If you're super adamant about using Google+ you may return to Google+ by clicking on the button in the left hand column. I don't really recommend it & if you do, check & double check by leaving comments for yourself or a trusted bloggy friend to make sure your settings carried over.


I hope this little guide was helpful for you. If you have any questions or are still unsure whether you are a "no-reply" blogger or not, leave me a comment on this post or a test comment on your own blog & see if your email comes through!

I love hearing from each one of you & I love making new friends...so make sure you're not a "no-reply" blogger! Happy Tuesday, dolls!

Frankly my dear...don't be THAT blogger!

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12 comments :

  1. Same thing happened to me! But for a long time I had no idea how to fix it because I am hosted on wordpress...It's a bit more complicated if wordpress but totally doable and now, like you, I am a reply blogger.

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  2. yay! thank you for sharing this lady...so many of my blog friends who comment I can't respond because of this nastiness. happy tuesday!!

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  3. Totally happened to me! Love that you posted this, I may send this link to some of my favorite no reply bloggers! haha :) thanks for sharing this friend! much love!!!

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  4. This is hilarious because it happened to me too - I was like, "no no, you can reply to me!" but then I googled it and figured it out. I actually had a conversation via twitter with a fellow blogger to show me how to fix it. So glad we can be "reply bloggers" now :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I'm also WordPress but still use my Blogger profile to comment. I will have to make sure I'm not a "no reply blogger"!

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  6. So annoying, I fixed mine a long time ago then switched to Google + which reverted everything back! I was thankful for a blogger friend informing me that I was a no reply blogger again too. Good tutorial :)

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  7. And sometimes the settings change on you and you suddenly become a no-reply blogger after not being one! :P This is a great and very clear tutorial for those who don't know how to make the change!

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  8. Great tutorial - I always feel so bad when I can't reply back to a comment - but I usually track down the email from their blog!!

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  9. I totally agree! My profile was set up this way at first! Great tutorial, super easy to follow!

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  10. Mine switches back all the time! Its the worst! Thanks for reminding me how to fix this :)

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  11. This was so helpful! Thank you :) I received notice a while back from another blogger that I was a "no-reply" and I wasn't sure how to fix it!

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