Saturday, January 21, 2012

we all love comments....right??

I know I sure do and I'm pretty sure everyone does too.  I blog to preserve our families memories, but when you know people are reading your blog and leave you comments it makes you want to blog even more!!

So why don't we make it easier on ourselves.

I'm going to give you a few tips to make commenting easier and less of a hassle for all of us!!

1.  Take word verification off of your comments.  
I'm not going to lie.  Sometimes I type a comment out and then don't leave it when I see that I have to type in the word verification.  It's SO annoying......especially if I'm leaving a comment on my phone.  They say that the point of word verification is to keep from getting spam comments, but I don't have word verification on my blog and I rarely get spam comments and if I do the filter doesn't publish it on my blog.  So do yourself a favor and remove word verification.  I promise you will get more comments from me and I would bet that other people would comment more too!! 

Here are the steps to do this.....

(If you are in the new blogger interface you will have to switch back to the old blogger interface.  You can only make this change in the old blogger interface for some reason. )

1.  To switch to the old blogger interface, go to your Dashboard. Click on the gear on the ride hand side of your screen and click Old Blogger Interface.

 2.  Once you are in the Old Blogger Interface click on Settings.
 3.  Next Click on Comments.
 4.  Then scroll down to where you see this.......
 5.  Click on NO then be sure to save changes.

2.  Link an e-mail to your Blogger profile.

Do you ever get frustrated that you can't reply back to a comment on your blog?  I hate having to click over to their blog to leave an unrelated comment on their blog post just to answer their question they had on my post.  I used to just type to answer in my comment section, but nobody ever goes back to read it. (I know I don't on other blogs) I also sometimes just respond through facebook or Twitter, but I don't always know the person through other social media.  So here's the solution to this problem.  Link an e-mail to your Blogger profile, and when you leave me a comment I can just click "reply" in my e-mail and it will e-mail you back!! Nice huh?

Here's how you can link an e-mail to your Blogger profile.....

1. Go to your Dashboard and click on your Profile Picture in the top right hand corner. (Mine says The Links)
2.  Next Click Blogger profile.
 3.  Once your are in your profile, click on Edit Profile in the top right hand corner. 
 4.  Make sure "Show my e-mail address is checked".  Then make sure the e-mail that it is currently set to is the one you want your e-mails to go to.  If it is not, just scroll down and type in the correct e-mail address.  
When you want to respond to a comment left through e-mail just make sure when you click reply that you see an actual e-mail address for the person.  If it says "" that means they do not have an e-mail linked to their blog.

And just in case you didn't already know know you can get your comments e-mailed to you.  I didn't know that for the first few months I had my blog so I thought I would share how to do that as well......

Just go to your Dashboard.  Click on Settings.  Click on Mobile and E-mail then make sure you have and e-mail in the "Comment Notification E-mail box!
 Happy Commenting!!

P.S. Just for fun if you link an e-mail to your profile, leave me a comment on this post and I'll respond through e-mail to show you how it works!!!


Amber said...

Thanks so much for the tips! I am somewhat new to all of this, and I feel so bummed when I write a post and NO one comments on it!

Cassidy said...

I love comments, too! But that requires me to update more than once a month!!

The Fants said...

Yes, I TOTALLY agree about the word verification! BLAH!

The Fants said...

Thanks for letting me know. How about now? :)

Alicia said...

You know what's funny... I had no clue that I had some sort of word verification on mine. Thanks for the information tips!

Brandi Gail said...

Thanks for the tips! I changed my stuff! Do you look at my blog..check it out sometime! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the information!

Julie said...

I had no idea that I had Word Verification checked on my blog, but it should be taken off now! I hate word verifications! If you comment on my blog and have to do a word verification make sure and let me should be off now!

Laura said...

Hey Katy! This was so helpful. I made note of your tips, and I've finally had time to sit down and update my settings. Thanks!!!

Tristan said...

Ok I finally linked my email to the comments! Because I'm going to leave a question in the comments of another one of your blogs hehe :)