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 that 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 that 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.
Thank you and have a great day!