Yesterday I had a email from a blogging friend asking if I was aware that I was now a 'no reply blogger'
(Thanks Pam from Threading My Way)
You know the ones - when they leave a comment on your blog, you can't reply to them as their email address is blocked.
I have a note about this in the comment section of my blog:
When I first learnt about this, I checked the setting on my own blog to make sure my email showed up when I commented. I have never changed this setting.
So, I was surprised and puzzled when Pam emailed to let me know I was now one of those
'no reply bloggers'!
What I then discovered was that (I believe) in changing my profile on blogger to the Google+ profile, this setting has changed.
I did a quick search and found how to change this back.
Fluster Buster has a great post here with clear instructions on what to do - worked perfectly!
Now that this has been pointed out to me, it does make me think that lately there have been more and more 'no reply bloggers' leaving comments on my blog. Plenty who I thought I could reply to previously. Many of these people have been blogging for a long time, so I had assumed it was a decision they had made for whatever personal reasons. Now I wonder if the same thing has happened to them!
So my advice to you... if you have upgraded your profile to Google+, then check if your settings have also altered. I simply left a test comment on my own blog, and sure enough there was no email to reply to. I also repeated the test after following the steps outlined in Fluster Buster's excellent post, and was pleased to see it had worked and my email is now showing up.
If you leave me a comment here - I will reply to you - so long as your email shows up!!! :)