I thought that if my readers had corrected the "no reply problem" on their own blogs that they then would not have to come back to my blog to see if I had replied back to them. I thought emails were being sent to them personally whenever I replied back on my blog to their comment. After realizing this was not happening I became upset and frustrated with blogger! Why doesn't blogger offer an option for my readers to subscribe only to the reply left on their comment. They will however let you subscribe to ALL COMMENTS on the entire post! Who wants that many emails in their inbox????
After racking my brain for awhile, I figured out how other bloggers are doing it. How I am getting "reply" emails from bloggers after I have left a comment on their blog. It starts with some changes I had to make with my own blog first. I took some screen shots so I can explain to you what I did to fix this problem for myself and hopefully it will help you as well! Here is the change that I have made: Start by going to your Blogger Dashboard/Overview screen.
When you click on SETTINGS some new selections will pop up, click on Mobile and email.
In the picture above you can see COMMENT NOTIFICATION EMAIL circled. In the box next to it you can type in your personal email address. If you do this all the comments left on your blog with be emailed to you at that email address. By doing this you will be able to email that person who commented on your blog right back, unless they are a "no reply blogger". This saves the commenter from having to go back to your blog to see if you left them a reply back because now you can just reply right back to them via email instead. Since I didn't know this, all this time I thought that most of you were getting replies from me via email! People like Aubrey, were coming back to my blog to see if I had responded back to the comments she had left me. Which I had, but that's way too time consuming for my readers to do. (So very sorry friends! I didn't know!)
Now here is the other thing, if you are a "no reply blogger", it's not going to let me directly email you a reply back. I can understand that some of you are NOT going to want all your comments from your own blog filling up your inbox. For those who get tons of comments that would be horribly stressful I would think! For me though, I want my readers to know that I read their comment and I want to either thank them personally or keep the conversation going! So once you fix the "no reply blogger" problem on your own blog and I will be given your email address to respond back to you right away.
So is your head spinning? Mine is. In a nutshell by fixing your "no reply blogger" problem on your blog, then people like me will be able to email you a reply back personally. I honestly hope to reply through email and on my blog still, time permitting of course. At least if I email you I know YOU saw it. What happens if you are still a "no reply blogger"? When I attempt to email you back from the comment that you left, it will say your email address is @noreplyblogger! :( That's not you! Emails are being sent to this @nonreplyblogger address all the time. Wasted messages! Once you fix the "no reply blogger" problem on your profile settings (link below shows you how) I will be able to reply back to your actually email address from my email inbox! YAY! Better way to thank you for following me and thank you for your lovely comments!!!
Here is a simple tutorial on how to fix the no reply blogger issue, LINK.
This tutorial is good for people who want to use Google +, HERE.
Then you can decide if you want all the comments left on your own blog emailed to you
by doing what I showed you above. :)
If I confused you at all, please just ask me questions below and I'll do my best to explain!