First of all,
I am embarrassed to admit it took me so long to figure this out!
First, I need you to think about this question:
When you receive a comment on your blog, do you also receive an email with that comment?
If that answer is “Yes”, you can stop reading this post now! You know what you are doing and you already know how to respond the “easy way.” Thanks for stopping by!
If your answer is “No”, continue reading for an easier way to respond to blog comments…(along with a bonus tip for all you “No Reply” bloggers out there!)
For years, I would go into my “comment” section, read the comment, click over to the person’s email and then go into my email screen to send them a response or I just clicked over to their blog from the comment screen and commented on one of their recent posts.
Do you know how much time that wasted?!!
Do you ever notice how when some bloggers email you back, your original comment is embedded in their email? Their email response back to you will say something like:
“On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM, Calypso in the Country wrote:
Calypso in the Country has left a new comment on your post….
Shelley, you are awesome!
(LOL – well, you get the idea!)
I used to wonder how people did this.
Well, with a simple change, I made my whole life easier…
Here is what you can do if you also want to respond more efficiently:
Click on the Blogger Dashboard
Mobile and Email
Comment Notification – make sure your email shows in the box!
Now you can respond directly from your email page! What a time saver – right? This can also be super helpful when you are in line at the grocery store and want to respond to a few comments while you are waiting!
Of course, this tip won’t work if the person who commented is a “no reply blogger”…ugh.
So here is a bonus tip…
If by some chance you are a No-Reply Blogger,you can make life easier for bloggers responding to your comments.
Maybe you don’t mind if you don’t get an email back but when I leave a comment somewhere I think it’s always nice to be acknowledged.
All you have to do is add your email to your profile…
Please note, these directions are for those of you who use Blogger. Everyone else is on your own! I am no computer expert!
Click into your Dashboard.
Under “Privacy” where it says, “Show my email address” – CHECK THE BOX!
Under “Identity”, make sure your email is shown.
Hit Save and you are done!
See how easy that was! And I am sure you will be so happy when you start getting responses from all those lovely comments you have left on blogs!
Did you find these tips helpful?
Or maybe you already knew this…
which means I am not really making your life easier.
In fact, I just made your life harder
because you wasted the last few minutes reading this post!
Oh well, enjoy your day anyway!