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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One Tiny Request

I've been meaning to post this forever, but as was clearing out my inbox the other day and replying to comments, I was reminded.

First let me say, thank you thank you thank you for reading my blog and taking the time to comment.

Many comments arrive in my inbox with a name and an email address, which means I can just hit reply and write back to you.

However, some of you have a name but no email address. Instead, it says something like noreply (at sign) blogger

Then, the only way I can reply to you is by going to your blog, and leaving you a reply in comment form, which takes significantly longer.

I'm not lazy - in fact, I'm usually visiting your blog. But I may have already done it that day, or other things take up my time. You see where I'm going with this . . .

So my request is simple. If you've already got an email address associated with your blogger account, go into your profile and check off the show my email address box under edit profile.

If you don't have an email address associated, you should! Create one through gmail or wherever, and add it to your identity under edit profile, then click that same little box.

Easy enough?

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and promise you'll be glad you did! And, I bet you'll get a lot more replies to your comments from everyone else in Bloggywood, too!

11 Fabulous Replies:

Mamasphere said...

I've thought about asking readers to do the same! There are so many comments I'd love to reply to but can't.

Looks like you've figured out quite a bit!

Meg said...

Hello there. Just passing through and wanted to let you know I like your blog! Are you from RI? I am. Thought that was cool

Lipstick said...

I think I will give that a shot. I don't remember why I didn't set it up that way in the first place...

Wendi said...

See... you "learned" me about this too.
You and your "learning to blog" self.
You already know more than most.
Really.
Would you mind if I *ahem* stole this idea and wrote a post on the same topic.
It really does need to be addressed.
Thanks for the Learning!!!

Rae said...

I couldn't agree more!!

Lindsey and Adam said...

Oops! Sorry!
Thanks for stopping by my blog still! And I'm glad I could help you out with the tip!
I love your blog and I've so totally read every single entry. I know, I'm crazy, but I love your little family and your daughter is ADORABLE!! :D

Melissa said...

Rach, you really should change the name of your blog! No more, "Mommy Learns to Blog", but "Mommy TEACHES to Blog"!

Ok, now I'm off to change my settings so that you can reply to all my comments! :)

Jen said...

I had never thought to do this. I just changed mine. Hopefully it is good now. Thanks for the tip!

Carol said...

I didn't even realise there was an option to have comments sent to your email inbox too. That will make replying to comments a trillion times easier!

Rach, you are a legend. First you introduce me to google analytics and now this.

THANK YOU!!

(P.S Can I tempt you to get rid of the word verification thingy? It requires too much concentration on my part)

Lisa said...

I dunno how to reply via email to posts. Can you teach me how to do that, pretty please?

McMommy said...

Yes, yes, yes!! I'm going to put a link to this post on Twitter if you don't mind! I blogged about it once, but I don't think people understood what I was talking about.

Word verification is going to be my next cause. If you turn it off bloggers, I PROMISE you won't get flooded with spam. PROMISE!! :)