Here's the scenario:
You are trying to build your blogging community. You are commenting on other's blogs but you never receive responses. You begin to wonder why. WHY don't other bloggers respond to your comments? Sometimes it may be because the blog's author is extremely busy. But more often than not, the other blogger WANTS to respond but can't because they cannot contact you.
Why? Because you are a "No-Reply" Commenter.
Are you confused about what that means? I'll try to simplify it for you:
Every comment I receive on my blog goes directly to my email. This way, I can respond to comments as I get them, even when I am on the go. I type my reply and hit "send" and my response gets sent to the commenter's inbox. However, before I respond, I check to see what email address my response will be sent to. And all too often this is what I see:
Uh oh. If I hit "send", my email goes nowhere and the commenter probably thinks that I don't care about their comment because they never receive a response. This is not the case. I read (and try to respond) to every comment. I LOVE when you comment on my blog and I want to be able to respond to you.
So here is what you can do to make sure I can respond to your comments via email:
Go to your blogger dashboard. Click on the dropdown menu in the upper right corner and choose "Blogger Profile".
Click the "edit profile" button.
Check the box next to "show my email address".
That's it! Easy, right?
So please check your settings. It only takes a few minutes and then I will be able to respond to your sweet comments.