Get Connected

Hi everyone!  Thanks for coming back for Week 3 of my summer blogging series.  Missed Weeks 1 & 2?  Catch up here and here.

One of the best things about blogging is connecting with other bloggers.  Getting connected takes time and needs to happen authentically, but there's one thing you're not doing that can be shutting it down.

Are you a . . . .
Cue the sad violin music.

So here's the thing, when someone comments on your blog, the comment pops up in your email.  Being able to reply to this quickly through email is important.  Blogs are public for all the world to see.  It's not the place for us to have a conversation.  That's why you mainly get a "Thanks for stopping by!" generic comment from bloggers.

While replying to comments through emails, it's much more personal.  I've gotten connected to other bloggers and built friendships.  It's nice to have that.  Ever try talking to your husband about blogging?  Um, yeah.  Bloggy friends are better for that.

So, how do you ditch the no reply blogger life?  You can watch this tutorial (it's a quick one at under two minutes):

Or follow these steps:

**A note on Step #1.  This is only true for people who have never set up their blogger profile with an email address.  If you previously got rid of your no reply bloggerness, then you may see the GooglePlus profile there.

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  1. Hi Sara! You're still showing up as a no reply blogger.

  2. Okay, the first step to solving your problem is to admit that you have one. I am in no reply Blogger. But that is all going to change now! These weekly posts have been so helpful to me. I have already used a few of your tips. Please keep them coming!-Lisa

  3. I have been blogging a couple of years, but I know I have a lot to learn. I am going to go back and read your other posts to see if I can learn something new. I have a question. When I receive emails with replies to my comments, those aren't the same replies that are showing up on the blog post? I just assumed it was. So I need to do something different to email my replies? OK, I'm showing my blogging ignorance now, haha, but I guess that is how we learn, right? Thanks!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  4. Wow! I thought that I had resolved this problem a long time ago, evidentally I didn't! Thank you! This was easier to do than I thought, your tutorial made it simple. Thanks again!
    Hilary Gard
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  5. Great post! I'll be sharing this with people who pop up as no reply blogger. Thanks for taking the time to lay out a tutorial!

    Short and Sassy Teacher

  6. thank you for posting this! I love all the tips!

  7. Thank you so much again, Megan. I am just loving this series you are writing. Now if everyone switches from "no-reply" and gets rid of their captcha, life will be grand. Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  8. I'm an infrequent replier! But that is changing. I had no idea I could change my profile to show one of my blogs. So I made the change for the blog that I've used the longest. Thanks!!!

  9. Great post. I just went in and fixed mine. Thanks for the helpful info.

  10. You constantly amaze me! How do you know these things? I did it and it was so easy with your directions. You are the best!

  11. Thanks, I am glad I checked back, I thought I was good. I just fixed it.
    Frampton’s FUNdamentals

  12. Thank you so much for this post! I just went and fixed my profile. I had NO idea! :)

  13. Thanks for an updated tutorial! It seems that at least half of the people that comment on my blog are no-reply. Makes it really hard to answer their questions! And I agree with Alison, now everyone needs to go take off the captcha!

  14. First of all, I had no idea I was a no-reply blogger!
    Thank you for this super clear tutorial! It took me about 3 minutes to revert my situation.

    - Lucy :D

  15. Thanks for the great tutorial! I will be sharing it with my readers and no-reply bloggers. I've been getting a lot of them lately! You rock!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  16. I was one of these lost soul-no-reply-bloggers at the begin. I have since seen the light and transformed! You are so right about the power of it creating connections!

    Thanks for sharing (and the reminder).
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  17. Thank you for posting this! I still revert back once in a while, but I know now to check it regularly!

    Fit to be Fourth

  18. Thank you for the "no reply blogger" steps! Your directions made it easy to complete this all by myself! I'm still a new blogger and it seems I need help with EVERYTHING! This one I was able to do all by myself thanks to you! I'll be making sure to pass this along to all my newbie blogger friends!

    Susan (Caterpillar Wings)

  19. I had never even realized I was a no reply blogger until I saw this post through Facebook....thank you for educating us all! You are soo smart! :)

  20. You are amazing!! You seem to know all the little questions I have!! Thank you!!

  21. I don't know if I did this right, but I also wonder how this affects your followers in Google+

  22. Okay, I have a question…
    I am not a no-reply blogger but some of my most recent comments show up as no reply when I have clicked that little box down in the right that says “notify me.” Now I get the email with my comment but it shows me as “no reply,” However, if you click on my name you get to my profile and the “Email me” link works correctly. Do you happen to have a fix for this? It only happens for some of the comments I have left “notify me” clicked on. Thanks!
    Windows Into My Classroom

  23. Hi Sara,

    I am a new blogger (blogger stalker for a while and decided to take a dive into blogging myself) and have been reading through all your tutorials. This step-by-step one on "no reply blogger" was amazing! I didn't even have to watch a tutorial or read other blogs to get this no reply thing straightened out. Thanks for all your tutorials!!! A LoveLi Class

  24. Thank you!!!! I had no idea about the no-reply blogger thing. You rock!


  25. Okay! I am no longer a "No Reply Blogger" YAY! Thanks for telling me & for the tutorial. You're the best!