Google Blogger Commenting Tip

February 18, 2010
 comment I love reading the comments left on my blog, don’t you?  Did you ever try to respond to a commenter’s question only to find that the person didn’t have an email address attached to their account?  I just hate this.  I feel all yucky and guilty like I’m ignoring the question, when I’d love to respond if I only had an email address to reply to.

I read and respond to my comments via email.  I can’t believe how many times I’ve composed a thoughtful response to a comment, hit “reply” and  and this pops up:

nocomment

This ugly little fellow appears when I try to reply to a commenter who does not have an email address linked to their profile.  When I first started this blog, I spent a lot of time responding to comments blissfully unaware that I was sending many of my responses to the noreply-comment address instead of my intended recipient.  Very disappointing.

If you haven’t linked an email address to your Google blogger profile, then this post is for you.

Sign into your Google account.  This should take you directly to the the dashboard.  On the left hand side, click on “Edit Profile”.  Once here you need to do three things:
  1. In the Privacy section, click the box that says “Show My Email Address”.
  2. In the Identity section, enter your email address in the appropriate box.
  3. Then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click the “Save Profile” button to commit your changes.
That’s it!  Easy, huh?

So, now I’ll be able to reply to your comment directly to your email account!  No more yucky, guilty feeling when I can’t respond to your questions.

On a related note, I have a separate email account for my blog.  It’s free and easy to set up an email account through Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail.  I think it’s worth the extra effort to keep my personal email separate from my blog email.

Happy commenting! 

Check Works for Me Wednesday at We are That Family for more great tips.

4 comments:

  1. Amen!!! I wish everyone would do this!!!

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  2. I didn't think about that! I usually chose the Name/URL option (and you can see my email on my website) but sometimes the only option is my google account. I changed mine; thanks!

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  3. Good tip...I'm a new blogger...I'm following your blog and twitter...I also LOVE swagbucks...
    Michell
    www.girlinair.blogspot.com

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