Friday, March 29, 2013

Are You One of Those People?

Hi friends!
And those people.

For the purpose of this post, those people roughly translates into those of you who are "no reply bloggers". I know. You have probably heard that term a hundred times.

Wanna know something scary? You might not even know that you are a no reply blogger! 

Yep. Girl, I am serious!
 When I first started blogging I had no idea I was one of the most dreaded things to be in the blogger world. Also, if you are a newer blogger, you might not even know what these words mean. So let me explain...

When you go to another bloggers post and leave a sweet comment, that blogger usually wants to reply to your comment to let you now how much they appreciated it or to answer a question you might have asked. If you are a no reply blogger this means that people aren't able to reply to your comments.This also means that you miss out on getting your questions answered and on hearing back from that blogger you left such a sweet comment for. Basically, it's a crappy situation for both you and the blogger who is wanting to respond.

So, how do you fix this problem?

Step 1.
From your blog, click on design at the top right.

Step 2.
From the drop down menu in the top right corner {the arrow by your name}, select Blogger Profile.

Step 3.
Now you should be at the page with your main picture on the left, and the blogs that you follow listed. On the top right, there should be a button that says Edit Profile. Click on that bad boy.

Step 4.
Now you should be at the Edit User Profile page. At the top of the page it should say Privacy. Then underneath privacy there will be an option that says, "show my email address". Select that box! This fixes your no reply problem!

Told you it was easy! Now you should start getting replies in your email which makes it so much easier to connect with other bloggers. 

You'll thank me for this! : )

If you have any questions please ask!

Ps. On an unrelated note, I have several medium ad spaces left for April if you are wanting to advertise! It will start April 1st {2 days!} and is a whopping $4!


  1. When I first started blogging (not so long ago) thank God one of my friends was a blogger and told me to fix that, and how!! Very much agreed this is a great how-to!

    She also told me about that verifying your not a computer thing (can't remember the term for it.. capa something). I didn't even know I had that turned on!

  2. You know, I had heard this term hundreds of times but had never known what it meant! Luckily I was not a no-reply blgoger it seems, as I always get your emails :)

  3. i was totally no reply for the longest time and had no idea until someone told me! love that i can now get blogger replies and chat more with my fellow bloggers. hopefully others will double-check and change if they are no reply!

  4. Great tutorial!! I used to be a no-reply blogger and had no idea! :)
    Hope you're having a great day! Xoxo

  5. I was a no reply blogger for almost a year! Once I changed it, the whole blogging world opened up for me! I pretty much feel like I began blogging in January, when I stopped being a no reply blogger.

  6. I was one of "those" bloggers, but I fixed it! Can't wait for Monday :)

  7. i hate when i can't reply to bloggers!

  8. hahahaha oh man, I feel like you did this just for me. And if you did, I'm glad! Thank you! I'm finally no longer and stupid no reply blogger!!!!! Great tut, Whit!

  9. bahaha this post cracked me up and opened my eyes at the same time! (which is interesting, because I typically look all squinty eyed when I laugh lol) Thanks for smacking some sense in to me so I am no longer a dreadful "no reply blogger"


  10. I am glad people continue blogging about this topic! I did one as well. It's one of my biggest pet peeves. And not with bloggers. With Google. I mean, what a dumb default setting. Ugh! Get with it, Google! Jeez!

    Gayle | Grace for Gayle