One thing I love about blogging is feedback and engagement.
I love receiving comments, good or bad, and engaging in conversation about the posts I write. I always, ALWAYS reply back to every comment on every post I receive and it becomes a convo via email. Do you not get replies from me when you comment on my blog?
Let me tell you why..
This is why. You are a No-Reply Blogger
This post is inspired by one of my good bloggy friends Paige. She broke it down for us a while back (here is her original post) and since I still have an issue with no-reply bloggers, I'm going to reiterate and break it down again.
It's simple, you don't have your email showing on your blogger profile. The good news? It's very easy to fix, I'll show you how!
First things first, you need to go to your blogger profile and select to edit it.
Make sure the box labeled "Show my email address" is checked. This will link your email address to your blogger profile, so automatically when commenting on blogs, the author has an address to reply to. The reply will go straight to your email inbox.
Easy right? But wait, there's more.
For those comments that really engage in what I'm writing about spark my interest on checking out your blog. I then go straight to your profile so I can reach your blog, but sometimes there is no blog listed, which is extra frustrating since I am already interested in finding it. Here's why..
While in your profile settings, click the link that says, "Select blogs to display".
Check the box of the (or all) blog you want displayed so others can find it easily when on your blogger profile.
And voila! You are no longer a No-Reply Blogger and I can finally engage in conversations with you when you comment on my blog. I hope this clears up any confusion or hurt feelings regarding no replies back after you comment. I promise I don't ignore you, I just literally can't reach out to you! Keep the comments coming, I love receiving them and getting your feedback!
Wait, there's more..
My lovely friend Paige I told you about at the top of this post is celebrating her blog birthday! What better way to celebrate than hosting an awesome giveaway! What kind of giveaway? A BEAUTY bag giveaway, seriously this is such a great idea and I really think you should enter!
Terms and Conditions: Giveaway will end on July 4, 2013 at 11:59PM CST. Open to legal residents 18 years or older in the US and Canada. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO boxes. Winner will be selected via Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. A Dose of Paige will fulfill giveaway after July 4 in a reasonable time period. Any lost of stolen packages after being sent to the winner will not be A Dose of Paige's responsibility.