Sorry for this lame post, but this is just driving me crazy…
According to google/blogger I’m a no-reply blogger. I’ve followed several tutorials and done everything to change it, but nothing works. **to clarify, my blog is on wordpress, but to comment on blogger blogs I sign in with a blogger account. It’s this blogger account that I just can get unstuck from no-reply**
-The “show my email” box in my blogger account is checked
-When you click on my blogger profile, there’s an email link under my pic
-I do not have google+
I love interacting with everyone and it is so frustrating. I’m at the point where I don’t even want to comment on blogger blogs because it just makes me sad. I know it frustrates blogger peeps when they see the no-reply.
I’ve been googling this for an hour and anyone who seems to have the same issue never receives a response. Not Awesome.
Does anyone know the magic secret?
ps. I promise to return to posts with quilty goodness next time!
Sarah Schraw says
Is this a wordpress blog? That could be why. I have a wordpress blog and have come to believe that “no reply” is just the way it is if you’re wordpress because the 2 blog platforms just refuse to work together.
I handle this by having my email address in my “about” page. If ppl want to talk to me, they have to find me that way. I’ve found that a lot of people are willing to take that extra step if I repeatedly leave comments on their blog. Ppl who don’t are usually either not aware of the wordpress problem or just plain too busy to respond.
Sometimes I’ll leave my email address in my comment if it’s an especially good giveaway. 🙂
Tell me if I’m wrong! 🙂
Thanks for weighing in. Yes, my blog is built on wordpress, but I also have an old blogger account. So when I comment on blogger blogs, I sign in with that. I thought it would be an easy way to get around the wordpress/blogger divide, but obviously not. I think I just might have to go with the route you are on, and make it as easy for people to respond if they really want to. Sigh.
It is because you are on wordpress! You either need to leave your email in comments or set up a blogger account for when you leave comments!
Thanks for helping me troubleshoot this. I guess I wasn’t very clear with my explanation though. I do have wordpress, but for all blogger blogs, I sign in with my blogger account to comment. It’s the blogger account that I am having the trouble with. 🙁
Laura C says
Have you considered signing up for a gmail for your blog? And then associating that gmail address with your blogger profile? I “sign in with google” when I comment on blogs. But google and blogger are the same. I really dislike this stuff! Many people think my blog is my guild’s blog because it is the one my Blogger profile sends them to. WordPress is wonderful but is a pain this way.
I also do the “sign in with google” when commenting on blogger blogs. But your comment has me thinking maybe because blogger and wordpress are both using my gmail address, maybe blogger is angry about sharing. Might be something to try. Thanks!!
Erin Anacker says
I’m not sure I can help without a phone call, which might be in order, but I must weigh in on the incredible cutout photo of you. It’s amazing.
hahaha, I thought such a lame post deserved a little spice 🙂 If you have some time next week for a chat about this, that would be fun. But don’t worry about it if you are busy. I’m about to just give up on this 🙂
hmm. I’ve been able to reply to you just fine! I wondered if wordpress people couldn’t sign in with a blogger account and then comment. (and you explained that quite clearly – people just don’t read fully sometimes.) are you shutting off your wordpress completely before you try to visit with google/blogger? I am so OVER the two formats not interfacing. LAME!!! can’t tell you how many times I’ve replied (at length) and then discovered it was a no-reply visitor.
i’m with laura – you might need a new gmail account. good luck! because I would miss you. =( I understand the frustration and desire to give up, though. who wants all this trouble – blogging takes up enough time already.
ha, ha! Not Awesome is one of my most-used phrases, btw. I was using “awesome!” sarcastically a lot around my kids but we are trying to drop sarcasm around here, so now I say what I mean: Not Awesome! like wordpress & blogger not being friends. grow up, people!
hahaha, i love this!
Well that’s good to hear! I’ve heard a mix now, some people can reply to me and some can’t. Some can part of the time. Seriously ridiculous. I’m SO glad you can! That’s a good idea to totally log out of wordpress before commenting on blogger stuff. I haven’t tried that yet. If blogger and wordpress got along the word would be a better place 🙂
I don’t know how to help. I think Blogger chops and changes randomly, making people no-reply bloggers on a whim. I’ve had trouble with it and my blog is with Blogger.
I checked over my emails for comments from you on my blog and found that all but the latest one (posted on Oct 23rd) where no-reply, although I did reply to all of them. I very regularly email no-reply bloggers before realising they are no-repliers, so what I do on my blog is I both email my response to the commenter and post the response on my blog. This way people can find the reply, even if they are no-reply bloggers (plus, when I read comments on other blogs, I like to read the replies, too). It’s as easy as cutting and pasting from the comment section to the email, or visa versa.
I also occasionaly try to look for people’s emails in their ‘about’ or ‘contact’ section on their blogs to let them know they are no-reply bloggers, or to leave a response or a comment that I otherwise couldn’t, especially if it includes any personal information.
Sorry I couldn’t help, but please continue leaving comments on Blogger blogs, or we will miss you.
Thanks for weighing in. I don’t think there’s anything I can do either. I really appreciate you taking the time to let people know they are showing up as no-reply. I think most people have no idea. It’s so nice of you to take the extra time to do that. I decided that I would keep leaving comments and just not worrying about if I’m no-reply or not. I would just miss it too much! 🙂
Elsie Cotton says
Thanks for posting this! I also have a WordPress blog and am confused by the whole “no reply” thing. I’m not comfortable posting my primary email address. Maybe I’ll have to get a new email address just for blog commenting. Yeesh.
Yah, last week I did some troubleshooting with my web genius friend. Nothing helped and her only suggestion was to get a new email address just for the blog commenting. For some reason it just sounds like waaaaay too much effort.