Wednesday, January 2, 2013
2 things I've noticed about blogger...No Reply Blogger and Word Verification
So...we are new to blogging but there are 2 things I've learned already that may be helpful to you (veteran or newbie!):
1. We love comments. LOVE them. And we appreciate them. BUT, and it's a big BUT, there is a problem. If you comment on our blog, and we reply (and we ALWAYS reply), there is no way to notify you that we commented. So, when you leave a comment on our post, you have to remember to check back to our reply. But what if you don't remember?? (I know, I'm the same way when I comment on a blog post- I have a hard time remembering to go back and check, and sometimes I can't remember the post or the person I left the comment to, exactly. Horrible. I know.)
But there's one way you will know what the reply was. If your email address is attached to your profile, the blogger can EMAIL you their reply to your comment (instead of commenting on the blog and hoping you come back to check it). Check this post by Lori at Teaching with Love & Laughter. It's a super simple post that gives you step by step directions (only 6 steps, WITH pictures!!) on how to link your email to your profile- Thanks Lori! Soooooooo, now when I see a comment, I email the reply. BUT I noticed most everyone who comments on our blog is a NO REPLY BLOGGER which means they haven't attached their email yet and I can't email them! So...even if you think you are NOT a no reply blogger (I thought that too...I was wrong...I'll admit it) go through the steps and see if you do have your email attached. That way I can reply to you when you so sweetly leave us a comment!!
We love comments and we want you to know we appreciate the time you take to leave them and we want to thank you, so go...quick!! Check to see if your email is linked up!! :O)
Now, if you aren't a blogger, I'm not sure if you can still link it up...I googled and tried everything I could to find out why there is no notification when someone replies, and this is the best info I got. If you know something I don't know PLEASE, I'M BEGGING YOU, share it. :O)
2) That pesky word verification box for comments- we had no idea it was on until someone finally told us it was and that people may not comment if they have to verify that they are not a robot. So, we of course turned it off. It's a very simple setting. Check it out and see if you have it on or off. Go to your dashboard, go to the left and click on settings, then posts and comments. Scroll down where it says Show Word Verification? Make sure it says no. If it says yes, click the down arrow and change that. Then we won't have to type that crazy code in your box each time we comment.
Now, if I comment on your blog and you have that robot code thing I'll tell you. Because most likely you don't know and someone needs to tell you, so please don't take offense. We're just trying to be helpful!! :O)
I hope this was helpful!! What do you think?? Are there any other solutions I don't know about? :O)
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