Tuesday, June 1, 2010

enabling reply emails to comments: please do this!

to all my readers and commenters:

first i'd like to say THANK YOU for reading my blog and leaving comments. especially leaving comments. because of course part of me is an attention whore (yes i can admit it) and i just love the comments. (the other part of me is doing this for awareness purposes and also as a way to connect to other survivors out there, not attention-whorish.)

anyway. i love responding to your comments, although i'm not always good at this. the thing is that i like responding to comments via email...rather than posting on my blog. when i get your comments in my inbox, and i hit "reply," much of the time i get a "noreply-comment@blogger.com" and i can't send you an email. :( this makes me very sad! so will you all please do me a favor?

go into your blogger account and set it up to enable reply emails. here's how you do it:

Go to your Dashboard
Go to "Edit Profile"
Where is says "Share My Profile", check that box
Where it says "Show My Email Adress", check that box

checking this box does NOT display your email on your blog, only in your profile. if you have this box checked but not "share my profile" checked, then you still cannot be found. this will put your profile on your blog. if you don't want this shown on your blog, go under your profile and clear the field that says "about me." then only your name, avatar, and link to your profile will show.

if you want responses to your comments but don't want to use your personal email, just set up another email account specifically for comments. here's how to do it:

Go back to "Edit Your Profile" in "Dashboard"
Scroll down to "Identity"
Where it says "Email Address", enter the email box you want the mail to go to.
(or if you don't have a blog, you'll find this feature on your google account page.)

if you don't have a blog, you can create your profile in your google account (or whatever program you use). make sure and put your email address here.

so there you go. please, please, please do this...it makes things so much easier for me and every other person whose blog you comment on!

1 comment:

Mike Golch said...

I have done just that. I do owe you an appoligy thought.I"m emptying my reader.I have placed you on one of my many blog rolls,I will visit when I can. Between the seizures and the bad mood wsings that I have I just cannot handlw the reader any more.