You know what makes me happy? ALL you new readers! You know what makes me sad?
I was a no-reply blogger for the longest time until a sweet blogger sent me a link to correct the problem-o! I want to do that for each one of you but some of you don't list your email on your blogs, or your connected to Google+ with no information available on the profile, or your blogger profile is not set up to show your blog. Insert big, really big sad face.
I love to interact with each of you and it's a total bummer to see <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AKA the blackhole. You peeps will never see my reply to your sweet comments and most likely feel that no one is taking the time to talk back with you. Blogging is fun, no doubt, but what makes it successful, rewarding and really worthwhile are the relationships developed here. I want to talk back and forth with you but if you are set as a no-reply blogger it becomes difficult.
How to correct the no-reply blogger issue...
*start in your blogger dashboard
it's easy! Takes one minute and makes all the difference! While your in this screen of "edit blogger profile" you can poke around and update your profile picture, link your blogs URL, show multiple blogs or select to show only your active ones, as well as choose to show a list of blogs you follow or hide it!
Oh, and one more thing...if you've linked your blog to Google+ you will need to unlink. You must do this first in order to access your blogger profile. Need help with that? No worries, got you covered!
Start in your blogger dashboard. Click on the settings icon wheel, it's next to the language options at top of screen. From there you have the option to "connect to Google+" // "disconnect from Google+" select this and follow prompts. I was connected to Google+, I actually like Google+ and use it almost daily. Do you? If you're not using Google+ as a media outlet then there isn't much reason to link blog profile to it. More so, if you haven't updated your Google+ profile to show your email address, blog link, and other social media links there is no real reason to link blogger to it, this only creates a dead end for those who want to communicate with you.
Back to the real subject of no-reply bloggers....you've gotta unlink Google+ go back and follow steps above to open the doors of communication :) after a few days have passed you can re-link to Google+ and your blogger settings should stay the same. Even though I like Google+ I have chosen not to re-link my profile. I've left it as the standard blogger profile and upload my post URL's into my google+ feed since I'm no longer prompted to share with Google+ after each publish.
Hope this helps!!!
I'm excited to be able to reply to your comments!!
*I used the clipping tool available on Vista for these screenshots, I realize it is not the best quality but it still serves the purpose. If you need any help with these steps send an email...
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