If someone comments on my blog, I try to make a point to reply to them, especially if they have a question. However, I cannot tell you how many times I've received questions in a comment, but that user doesn't have an email address attached to their profile, therefore I'm unable to reply to their comment. So how about a little Tuesday morning poll?
From here, there are 2 things I want to discuss:
Do you (think you) have an email address attached to your profile? I've talked to a few people who were shocked to find out they didn't. Let's take a little field trip to check & see.
- Login to your dashboard via blogger.com.
- Once you login, on the left side of the screen (next to your picture) you will see "edit profile" - click it!
- Under privacy, do you have the box that says "share my email address" checked? If not, than it doesn't matter if you have a blog or blogger account, people cannot directly reply to you via email. I say go for it! I don't get any spam because of this. If that is a concern of yours, just set up an email account specifically for blogging (if you haven't yet). I promise it will be worth it and you will probably hear back from more people, if you're a commenter, that is.
Moving right along...I've recently noticed some people (author of the original post) replying in the comments. I personally don't check the box that says "send follow-up comments to me", but do most people? I'm afraid I might have missed quite a few replys to things I posted because of not checking to receive follow-up comments.
Thanks for bestowing all your blog knowldege (blogedge?) upon me.