Below is a post of have copied (with permission) from Julie Musil I think it is something alot of bloggers are unaware of....
I would say 70% of the comments I try and respond to are to "no-reply"...very sad.
No Reply Blogger
You see, I reply to every comment on my blog via email, and to be honest, I never look at the actual email addresses. I just click "reply," type in my comment, and assume that if the email message isn't returned, that it went through. Thankfully, some wise bloggers set me straight.
If you're a "no reply blogger," I want you to know that there are replies to your comments floating out in cyber space! And probably not just from me :)
I was quite flustered by this, so I searched for a fix. If you'd like to receive email replies to your blog comments, there's a way. I'll summarize Utterly Chaotic's great tutorial:
- Go to Dashboard
- Top right "Your Blog Name" Blogger Profile
- Go to top right Edit Profile
- Look in Privacy section
- Check the box that says "show my email address"
- Go to Identity section, and enter an email address
- Click Save Profile
Some people may not want to show their personal email address, and I totally understand. If you have a separate email address for Blogger, you could enter that. Then you could forward your Blogger emails to your personal email address. That's what I do.
If you're unsure whether or not you're a no reply blogger, you can leave a comment, and then email me directly at julie (at) juliemusil (dot) com. I'll let you know how it looks on this end.
A "No Reply Blogger" Fix & a few words about "Writing Lessons Learned"
Thanks Julie for the heads up.