Monday, September 27, 2010

No Reply?

I cherish each and every comment that is left on my blog!!! Each of you mean the world to me and because of that I try to respond to everyone who is kind enough to take their precious time, read and leave a comment on my blog.

But some of you might be reading this and be thinking, "she’s never responded to me!" It is not for my lack of trying…I can assure you.

I didn’t know why, but sometimes when a message comes into my email the sender’s email address is So I can’t send anything back. I try to go back to the post and put a response to that individual in with the other comments, but to be honest, I’m not sure if those are seen or not.

Then I read this post earlier this month at Life in Rehab (which by the way if you do not follow Sunny, she is hilarious!). And she finally addressed this problem!

So, if you are wondering why you don’t get responses back, you may not have realized that you are one of these people! So, with Sunny’s permission, here is her post on how to fix this problem or you can just click here and go directly to her post.

Wednesday, September 1, 20101

No Reply?

Have you ever asked a fellow blogger a question in their comments and wondered why you hadn't heard back?

Yeah, me too. I had asked Yanet at 3 Sunkissed Boys where the awesome antique mall she'd been to was located. She and I live in neighboring towns. We finally connected through email, but she was SURE she had answered me right away.

Then she discovered the problem. My email was coming up in the comments as

I've tried to answer a few comments today, and I've run across the same thing. And if you enter a giveaway, and your email looks like that...

Not to panic! Lindsey at Sweet Simplicity had the answer, and with her permission, here's her tutorial on how to fix that pesky little problem using no power tools or Mod Podge whatsoever.

Because I need help with the technical stuff.

I LOVE receiving comments! It makes my day to open my gmail account and see an e-mail notification of a new comment. I also love to reply to your comments from my e-mail account. But sometimes when I hit reply instead of seeing your e-mail address I see noreply-comment{at}blogger{dot}com and I can't reply. When I reply to other people I can see their e-mail address and the response automatically goes to their e-mail. This is extremely helpful when people ask me questions in a comment. It is so much easier to reply this way than to have to go to their blog and leave a comment or search for their e-mail address.

If you would like people to be able to email you back after you leave a comment, here's how you change those settings.

1. Click on the Customize link in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

2. Click on the Dashboard link in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

3. Click on Edit Profile, which is on the left hand side of the screen next to your picture.

4. This will take you to the Edit User Profile screen.

5. Look in the Privacy section.

6. Check the box that says, "Show my email address".

7. In the Identity section, enter in an email address.

8. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Save Profile.

When you add your e-mail address in the above spot, it does not change the e-mail address that you use to log-in. I'm assuming that most of you have a personal e-mail address and generic blog e-mail address. I entered my generic blog e-mail address in that spot. My personal e-mail address is still where I receive notifications of new comments and it is what I use to log in to blogger.

Pretty easy!

So, there you have it! I just wanted to pass this along because I figured there were some, like Sunny, out there that had no idea they were even set up this way. I apparently was set up this way, but wondered why I couldn’t respond to certain people. It always makes me feel bad.

You certainly aren’t obligated to change yours…but if you would like replies to your comments it’s a must! :)

Until next time…


  1. I'm so disappointed when I receive a comment with the "no-reply" email address.

  2. Good info Erin! Thanks for sharing it!

    Many Blessings,

  3. Erin, I will be honest, when you reply to me you will get "no reply". I had it so people could reply, but then I found they never went to my blog. I always reply to peoples blog, I feel if they took the time to read mine and comment, I should return the favor and see what they are up to. I feel more connected to people when i read their blog. Sometimes they have had struggles or tragedies or just a great post and I am glad I stopped. By the way I have a pretty interesting post today LOL! This might explain why some people have "No reply"


  4. That happens to me all the time! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Hey Erin! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nie comment! I love comments! Cute Blog!!

  6. I was a no reply blogger for over a year, because I had no clue. But I try to visit the blogs of all the people who comment on my blog. I now have my email address fixed with blogger so it is the persons choice how they want to respond to me.

    P.S. Thanks for checking out my Halloween decorations. I love yours too.


  7. Thanks for that! I actually just had that issue today....I wanted to reply to my friends comment but it came up as no-reply. I cant fix hers, but hey, at least I can fix mine! :) Lots of cute stuff on your blog!