Blog Tips: Are You

I’m on a roll this weekend with my blog tips.  Yesterday I showed you how to turn off word verification on your comments section.  But there’s another aspect of commenting that I’d like to bring your attention to: when someone leaves you a sweet comment, or asks you a question, and you go to email them back to thank them – only to discover it came from  So now you wonder where to chase them down to reply, or if you should, or if you can even find them.  I’m surprised at how many bloggers don’t leave a way for you to easily visit or respond!

I enjoy emailing back to people who visit me and take the time to say something nice about my post or about my blog.  (Raise your hand if you’ve exchanged a half-dozen emails in a day with me, just because you said something nice about my post?  Or I’ve commented on yours?  LOL!)  All of my best blog-friendships started with a simple comment, and then a reply, and then sometimes several replies.  In fact, there are some of you who drop by regularly that I would love to get to know better – but you are set to no-reply!

You may not know you’re set to no-reply.  Blogger defaults err on the side of your privacy on this one, and I can understand that not everyone who leaves comments wants their email address available to the blog owner for a response.  I can respect that.  But if you’re not currently getting email replies and you think you would like to, take a moment to check your settings now!

The settings are in your Blogger Profile.  First, go to your dashboard.  You’ll find your blogger profile by dropping this menu down.

Choose your Blogger profile.

**Update** Thanks to Kelley from Miss Information for getting some additional info – you may have your profile tied to your Google+ profile, not your Blogger profile.  If this is the case, you will need to temporarily switch back to Blogger Profile to manage this setting.  If you find you are going straight to G+ instead of to your profile to manage your settings, use the lower drop-down menu and choose “Revert to Blogger Profile” (you can switch back to G+ when you are done by going to the same menu).

Now we should all be in the same place. :)  Edit your profile by clicking here:

And click the box that says “show my email address”.  By choosing other options, like “share my profile”, people will also better be able to find your blog when you leave them a comment and don’t leave your link.

I hope you’ve found these tips helpful.  I don’t normally get into blog advice here (because I’m far from being an expert!) but these were topics on my mind this weekend.  I don’t know everything, but I enjoy finding out, so anytime you have a question, please feel free to ask!

Now, comment away, but please make sure I have a way to reach you!! ;)

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~ Adrianne


  1. Mary-Sweetwater Style says

    I just love that you are taking the time to remind those of us who are relative “newbies” about the tricks of the trade! I really appreciate your expertise!

  2. Jenny Melrose says

    Adrianne, Please help me with this. I feel irresponsible when it comes to replies because I try to pop over to their blog and leave a comment. Is that wrong to do? Also, when I try to go to my blogger profile it only pulls up my google profile, which goes straight to google +. So, I am a no reply commenter. One last thing, if I reply to people on my blog do they know it's there? Sorry for all the questions. Thanks so much for the post. I feel like I jumped into blogging head first without knowing the rules and I truly do not want to offend anyone. Thanks —

  3. CAS says

    Thanks for all your helpful hints. I totally agree with you about the 2-word verification being hard to read. It usually takes me two tries to get it right, which is dang frustrating. I'm going to recheck my blog to make sure I still have my settings the way I want them. You never know when those “computer gremlins” are going to mess things up….lol!

  4. Shannon Quinn says

    Thanks so much! I sometimes add my blog url under my comment, but I had no idea that I was set to hide my email address. Now I have it set to show my email addy, thanks to you! Thanks again:)

  5. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment says

    You are just trying to make my life easier – which makes me so happy! I hate it when I try to reply to someone and they are no-reply. For me – it is the easiest way to respond to a comment, and easiest way to keep track. But I would say 90% of my commenters are no-reply. I hope they read this!!

  6. Kelley says

    OK Jenny I played a little more and if you hit the settings wheel to the right of your blog not the top one it will say revert to blogger profile,then it will say you are currently on your google + profile and you hit the revert to Blogger button then it will take you to the blogger profile!

  7. Jenny says

    Thank you Kelley and especially Adrianne for getting back to me. I made the change. Thanks again.

  8. Daisy Aslett says

    Thank you! I didn't realize that my profile was set to no-reply until someone let me know earlier. I appreciate the instructions for getting that fixed…!

  9. LiveLoveDIY says

    Thank you so much! I had Kim from Sand and Sisal direct me to your post! I'm a newbie and just had no idea. The funny part is that I always email commenters and get frustrated by the no-reply gals. I just had no idea why or how that was happening! So happy to have solved the puzzle! (btw, I swear I am rather intelligent and capable…there's just so much to learn as a new blogger!:) Thanks for the helpful advice! I'm your newest follower! Virginia

  10. Delightful says

    Thanks for the help – and Yeah I do fail to respond – keeping up with the virtual world takes a back seat to most other concerns, such is live as a Grandmother. (Said the happy woman)

  11. Jillian says

    This might sound totally dumb, but how do you, as the blogger, reply to comments people leave on your blog via e-mail? I know how to reply under their original comment, and I know I have my settings so people can reply to me via e-mail. But I'm not sure how to respond to other people's comments by e-mail.

  12. Jillian says

    Wait…I think I got it. You just e-mail them back when you get the e-mail notifying you of their comment on your post, right? Dur…

  13. PMc says

    *Gasp* I had NO idea!! Mine defaulted to not show my email address. Thanks so much! I found you through Cornerstone Confesstions! Paula

  14. Faith says

    Thanks for sharing. I was glad to see that I was already sharing my email address but I would have never known how to check it. :-) Thanks!

  15. Megan says

    Thank you! Thank you for putting this tutorial together and sharing it with all of us. I am so totally embarrassed to say that I am not a new blogger/writer and I did NOT have my email address available and “on” in my blogger profile. CRAZY! Oh, I think of all the comments I've made and never received replies because of my own neglect. Ugh! Thank you for showing me the way. :)

  16. Shatzi LoveandLaundry says

    Adrianne, you are a lifesaver! I had my email linked to my blogger profile, but when I switched to Google +, it somehow lost that setting. I've spent forever and couldn't find out how to fix it. I finally googled how to do it and your blog came up. Thank you!!

  17. Tina says

    Thanks for these explanations, I think I will link to this from my blog. I do like to respond via e-mail and have made the same experience as you did with nice chats that way, though I also reply to comments directly in the comments for those that come later – but honetly, who goes back to each of his comments to see if there's a reply…

  18. Katie Goldsworthy says

    Thank you for showing the way to change it when it's linked to G+! There are many blog “how-tos” on this topic, but none that I found that showed me how to change it when it was linked to G+!

    Yea! I think mine is fixed!
    Thank you!

  19. Vicki says

    I found out recently that when I cleared my cookies due to a problem I was having, my word verification went back to the default setting which is set for on. Thankfully one of my commenters told me, or I wouldn't have realized :-)

  20. Susan says

    Just wanted to let you know that I featured this post on my blog today. Seems I was having this problem and didn't even know it. Thanks for taking the time to share the information so I could fix it. :)

  21. Bethany Lee says

    Thanks so much! I was having trouble with this when I've never had trouble with it before. It was all because of Google+! Thanks for letting me know that I could switch back, fix it, and then switch to Google+ again! :)

  22. Dawn Braun says

    woohoo, I think I got it!! Thank you thank you…am pinning this for future reference, you ROCK lady! :)

  23. Ruth says

    Thanks for the tip. I had someone tell me today that mine had flipped to the no reply setting. I did a search and your blog was the most helpful.

  24. What Jean Likes says

    Thank you so much for this info. I truly appreciate such a detailed and easy to understand walkthrough!!

    Come on down to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop + Giveaway and link up where a lot of people will see your blog!! It’s a great way to get more followers. Plus, we’re giving away free ad space!!

  25. Sue Bone says

    Thanks, I had ended up on Google + and a non reply blogger, so I’m hoping I’ve followed your instructions correctly to rectify this. :)

  26. says

    Thanks so much for this info! Very simple to follow and now my email address will be used when I leave a comment. I have also added a link to this article in my blog post. Thanks again.

  27. Hayley says

    Thank you so much! I inquired on blogger about this very thing and got no replies. I googled my question and found your blog. I appreciate the time you’ve taken to do this. It has been a tremendous help to me! Thank you!!

    Hayley (

  28. says

    I am a new blogger too. I started my blog several years ago but my sister managed it. I did get an email from one of the blog hoppers who said I was a no reply person. I went to my profile and it did say show my email. I did notice on some sites that my email address came up and on other it just said signed in as Margaret google account. I dont know why the difference.

  29. Judy Haughton-James says

    Thanks for this information. I learnt about your Blog from Paula (Sincerely Paula). I am now following you in many ways. Have a good Thursday.

  30. says

    Thank you sooo much! I had no idea that I was a no commenter until it was pointed out to me today. I have WordPress not Blogger so I had no idea what was happening. Now it is fixed…..I think :)

  31. says

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the
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    me from that service? Cheers!

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