Are you a no-reply blogger? Would you know if you are?
First, really quickly, let’s talk about why you probably want to be a reply blogger. If you leave comments on other blogs and would like to know if the blog author has responded to your comment without having to go back to their blog, you should become a reply blogger.
There’s an easy way to test to see if you are a no-reply blogger. While logged into your Blogger account, go to any old post on your blog and leave a comment (you’ll delete it after the test). Now head to the email that you get comment notifications sent to. Find your comment notification and look for the sender address. In Gmail, it will look like this:
You will see the return address as “firstname.lastname@example.org” of you are in fact a no-reply blogger.
Update: this fix will only work if you have disconnected your Blogger profile form your Google+ profile. You can reconnect after you perform the fix below. Here’s how to disconnect:
Head to your Blogger dashboard and in the upper right corner just under your name, you will see a gear icon. Click that and there will be an option to disconnect your Blogger account from your Google + account. Do that, then the link in this post should work find.
To reconnect, go back to the gear icon and click “connect to Google+” and you’ll be good to go!
Here’s how to fix it:
Go to your edit profile page (click here to get there quickly) and click the checkbox that says “show my email address:
To change the email address that the comment replies go to, use the box in that same “Edit Profile” screen that you’re in.
If you don’t have a blog, you can simply go to your profile and see if the “show my email address” box is checked. If it’s not, make sure your correct email address is entered and check it.
I will also mention that you might want to double check your settings, because if you synced your Blogger profile to Google+, it may have changed your settings back to no reply status.