one of my favorite parts about blogging is the blogging community. honestly, didn’t think that it would be that way when i started blogging one rainy night in northern ireland. i never thought anyone would read my blog and i didn’t know that there were blogs to be read! but as i have grown and discovered the blog world, i have been blown away by the community and all the people who sit on the other side of the screen!
last week i talked about how google feed is going bye bye but i still wanted to be friends, so i encouraged you all to follow me on bloglovin’.
this week i want to take to you about no reply bloggers.
the truth is a lot of you are no reply bloggers and it makes me sad. every time you comment on my blog the comment goes straight to my email and i want to respond to you – to tell you how funny your comment is or talk about my favorite episode of Dr.Who with someone who gets is and then BAM. noreplybloger. i cannot respond. and it isn’t only me who isn’t responding to all your great comments but every other blog that you comment on!
i want to build and nurture community. i love responding to your comments and building relationships! and i just want to take about this because so many of you do not even realize that you are a no reply blogger! i was once in your place.
TO FIX THAT:
1. you have to log your blog out of google+. i was eager to switch everything over to google+ when it came out but what i did not realize was that it made me a no reply blogger. you can still keep your google+ account (i still do!) you just have to revert your blog back to the old blog format.
2. once you have reverted back (or if you never upgraded), click your name in the top right corner and this box pops up. then click on “blogger profile”
3. then click “edit profile” in the same right hand corner
4. now just make sure the box next to “show my email” is checked.
TA-DA!!! now if you did all that and you comment on my blog i PROMISE i will respond!
it is an easy way to encourage and build community as you hop around a comment on your favorite blogs! i just love being friends!