16 October, 2010

A Friendly PSA

Before we get to the PSA portion, I need to answer a question regarding the FFC.

I've been asked several times if it's acceptable to enter a photo weekly. Yes. You can enter weekly, even if you've already won. Unless, of course, you've won several times. But, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. If you have any more questions about the FFC, visit the rules page first.

Now, for the PSA.

I know JG has blogged about this a few times, but we may or may not have the same readers so I figured I needed to do it too. =)

Have you ever left a comment on my (or someone else's) blog and wondered why you never got an answer or reply? I wondered the same thing when I started blogging. All these people were getting emails and responses and I wasn't getting any! Sad face. The reason for this was I didn't have my reply-to email set! Of course, I didn't realize this for a while. When you don't have your reply-to email sent, this is what I see when you leave a comment and I get an email:

GI Jane noreply-comment@blogger.com

This gives me a major sad face. *salutes Major Sad Face* (LOL! If you watch How I Met Your Mother, this would make sense.) Now the question is: 

How do I fix this? 

Step 1: Log into Blogger. On your dashboard, this is what you should see:

See the big pink arrow pointing to "Edit Profile?" 
That's where you need to click!

Step 2: On the Edit Profile page, scroll down until you see this:

If you haven't set your email address, this box will probably be blank. 
All you have to do is type your address in there! 

Step 3: Save! Scroll down to the very bottom of the page. 

Click that little button and you're done!

See, now wasn't that easy?! The next time you leave me (or anyone else) a comment, I can reply to you via email instead of being forced to comment back on my own blog (which I really don't like doing) or just ignoring your comment altogether. I really don't like doing that either. 

If you do this, I swear to you it will make my day! =D

Happy Gameday! 


JG said...

Well, look at you, all fancy with your visual aids. Way to show me up. :P

Now, seriously, pretty cool. I like your step-by-step instructions. One day we'll get them all!

Brie said...

Good PSA to share! Drives me nuts when I see that "noreply"! And worse? Blogger authors who don't know that you can reply via email and just leave a response on their blog post below the comments, in hopes their readers will be back to see it or have subscribed to the comments. *shake my head*

Mandy said...

Thank you for posting this! I have said before I am still new to blogger and trying to learn everything. Hopefully my email will now appear.

Just Another MilSpouse said...

OK, so I am going to be a super annoying blogger for a second here and ask you if I have my email set up correctly. I followed your steps and already have an email listed in my box, but it is different from the one I use to login with. Is that my problem? Or do people just not respond to me? lol.

In addition to me not knowing if I am set up correctly I went back and realized that all the emailed comments I responded to were "no-reply" addresses which explains why the conversations never continued. Haha.

I'm sorry for having to ask you this, but I just can't figure it out on my own.

By the way, if this doesn't go to my email, it is

Thanks so much.

Committed said...

You crack me up! HIMYM rocks!

... and thanks for the tip!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the information- I did what you said & it shows my email. My question is do I have to check the box that says SHOW EMAIL ADDY?? Or can you email back as long as I have my email listed??

Hi I am a new Blogger & love reading yours. I appreciate all the help i can get!