Friday, August 22, 2008


I have shared my love of Google Reader.

I even explained to some of you how to use it.

You have thanked me many times over for sharing my vast knowledge of all things computer.

Stop laughing.

I would now like to share with you another feature I love.

Replying to comments.

I love this.

I love it when you leave me a sweet comment or say something side-splitting funny and I can hit "reply".

I can then reply to your sweet or funny comment without having to decide Do I leave the comment on my blog or hers?

I love it when I hit reply and you have an actual email to send a reply to.

I don't like it when I hit reply and it says no reply blogger.

It makes me a little crazy.

Do you see where I am going with this?

I didn't think so.

Here it is in a nutshell.

You should already have an email address associated with your blogger account.

You know...the place where your comments show up.

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 with your blog...get one!

You can create one in seconds through Gmail. ( or anywhere frankly)

Add it to your identity under edit profile, then click that same little box.

I promise it is easy.

Don't think if you are emailing or chatting that this feature is already set up.

It is not.

Over half of my readers do not have their emails enabled.

Please do me a favor.

Go check.

You will get lots more email responses from everyone.

And that is all I have to say about that.

*Don't forget to sign up for my Favorite Things Swap!!!*


Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

So I may just copy your whole post on put it on my blog!! I HATE it when I can't respond! I feel your pain!!

McMommy said...

I did this same post a while back too. It's just so frustrating. Why blogger doesn't just make it mandatory is beyond me.

Lauren said...

Good to know! I did it, I did it!

Wendy said...!

Now that I have learned - sign me up for the exchange!

Cade and Brittany said...

I did as you asked but I have no idea where to find the reply button on my screen. Please help!!

Carol said...


This drives me crazy.

Especially when I have composed a response and then I see it just got mailed to no reply blogger and I forgot to check.

Krystyn said...

I heart you! Seriously...this annoys me, too! I don't bother trying to go to another blog to respond if the no reply is set up...can I steal this and put it on mine?

Patrice said...

YES!! Thank you for posting this! It really is annoying not having a reply to reply to! I have been meaning to write this same post for awhile now, just haven't gotten the chance!

Susan said...

I had no idea about to the bloggy world, but did coincidentally just create a new email and check the little box a couple days ago. Sorry for those I may have frustrated over the last few months.

duchess said...

Yes Mam!
Stay tuned - it will be forthcoming ASAP.

Allikaye's Mama said...

I'm a new reader to your fab blog - and I will go do this now! :0)

Angelique said...

I guess I'm one of "those" people. I had NO idea about the checked box..I just checked it but still have no idea how all of it works! lol

Linney Shvede said...

Fate brought me to you...I had no idea...I am forever grateful!

Your new bff...Linda (awesome blog!)

Kori said...

Hey Wendi. I totally feel your pain.

Now I am off to send you an email about this Favorite things Swap. I'm so excited.

Chelle said...

I totally feel your pain. FRUSTRATING!!

(Mine is set up right....right??)

C and C Mommy said...

Ok...sorry. I really don't know what I am doing. I learn from you guys everyday...I set it up. See if it works!!

Erin said...

I didn't even know about it!

Mission accomplished!

Thank you Miss Wendi!

The Reed's said...


I am only doing this.. "because wendi said so".. :)

thanks for the tip..

Anonymous said...

I am barely computer literate so thank you!!!! I need all the help I can get. Can you come over to my house and just help me with all my questions??

Also, I greatly apologize for frustrating all of you wonderful blogging friends. I had no idea I was irritating!!!! Sorry!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

it seems like more and more people are figuring this out! i hate that so much when i desperately want to respond to someone and i can't!

Amber said...

I think you should send this as a blanket email for EVERYONE in the blogosphere to read!

Jen said...

I get what you are saying, but I don't typically respond to comments by email so it isn't really an issue for me. If I did I would be cursing these no-reply people out. :) j/k

I am the annoying blogger who goes to the other person's blog and responds on a completely unrelated post just to confuse the person. And I will do it again right now:

Thanks for saying you'll participate in my challenge. I really hope that it will keep me focused on my goals. I need all the support I can get.

Grammy Staffy said...

It is too late for me to try this tonight but I will soon.... after all you taught me about google reader which I can't live without now....maybe this will be something else I will want to try.

Thanks Wendi

Stephanie said...

Already done. But you know this because we email :)

How far did you get in the books??

anti-supermom said...

Yep, it stinks when you want to let them know your comment was read/loved/laughed at and there it is: no reply blogger.

Thanks for helping us all out!

i'm kelly said...

i've been wondering how to do this, forever. thanks!

Ashley said...

I think I may have fixed this feature....I went and click on enable email or something like that....Thanks for letting me know that this can be done...

P.S-I can't wait until we get this swap underway....I'm stoked!

Ashley said...

Thanks for posting about how to do that! I had no idea how! :)

Sam said...

I know exactly what you mean!!!! Sometimes people say something that I most definitely want to respond to and I can't!!!! Sometimes I can't even find an email address on the other blogger's blog and I always think that it is silly to leave a comment on a blog post that has absolutely nothing to do with what I want to say!

anyway - rant over!!