Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I'M a noreply-comment Blogger?!
So, I just about coughed up the amazing dinner Jimmy had made us when a bloggy friend informed me that I, myself, was a "noreply-comment" blogger. What the what?
How in the world was I a "noreply-comment" blogger?!! This is freaking preposterous. I had been receiving emails back from some of my comments.... okay, maybe responses had dropped a tad but c'mon! People are busy. I don't expect fellow bloggers to answer all of my damn comments, for pete's sake. But really, comment feedback had dropped significantly and I was also beginning to notice that many other bloggers were being added to my "noreply-comment" blogger hit list. I just said to myself "I love these guys... but why are they being so mean??!!"
First I hopped on Blogger to make sure my email was entered and then I went to see if the "show email" option was on and A-HA! I realized I had switched over to using my Google+ account with Blogger. So I went on the Google search hunt to see if that was why I was suddenly a "noreply-comment" blogger and sure enough, it was. And apparently there is no way to fix it either so I had to switch BACK to the Blogger profile because dang, guys. I want to conversate!
SO, are you a "noreply-comment" blogger? Because if you are it may make your blogging experience kind of crappy. Some people have their reasons to hide their email and that's totally cool but most people don't even realize they have or may not even know what I am talking about. Basically, it means no one can reply to you through email because your email is essentially private. And chances are that if you have attached your Google+ account to your Blogger account that you are a "noreply-comment" blogger by default.
Guess what? I'm totally going to show you how to fix this shiz!
I know, awesome pretty much seeps out of my pores :)
Here we go:
Click on the gear thingy in the upper right hand corner of your Blogger home page. A drop down menu will appear. Then click on "Revert to Blogger profile".
This page will then pop up basically warning you what you lose stuff by switching back. Ignore them and click "Switch to a limited Blogger profile".
Then pick whatever display name you would like and click "Continue to Blogger".
And bam! You're done! Okay, maybe not quite......
If it's been awhile since you used a Blogger profile or you've never had a Blogger profile and went straight to Google+ or you've never used Google+ but still find you're a "noreply-comment" blogger anyway here's what you do next:
Click the little arrow in the upper right hand corner of your Blogger homepage.
This box will drop down. Click on "Blogger Profile".
Then click "Edit Profile" in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Make sure that your "Show my email address" box is checked and that your email is provided. Then just save it.
NOW you're done!
If you want to check to see if you even are "noreply-comment" blogger you can either check your blogger profile as shown in the last picture or you can comment on your own blog, go to your comment in your email account and try to reply to it. If the recipient email says "noreply-comment" blogger.... well, then, you have your answer ;) But the first option is really the best one and if you find that you can't even check your blogger profile to begin with then you must have your Google+ profile attached and I can pretty much guarantee that you are indeed a "noreply-comment" blogger, Home Slice.
Hope that helps, guys. It sucks that we can't enjoy the whole Google+ integration and all (for now anyway) but I'd personally rather be more easy to talk to rather than play with Google. I'm not even sure I like Google+ to begin with...
By the way, did anyone happen to count how many times I said (wrote) "noreply-comment" blogger?