A no-reply blogger refers to when your email isn't associated with your profile. So what?! Let me give you an example: you comment on someone's blog (like hey, mine!), and the blogger (aka me) goes to respond to your comment, because a) I want to interact with you and mostly b) because it's just damn rude to ignore it after you take your time to read and comment on my post.
BUT, if you're a no-reply blogger, it doesn't allow me to respond to your comment via email because your address isn't listed. So instead of responding to Jane Doe's comment and emailing her back personally at email@example.com, when I hit reply it instead sends to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, which just sucks for us all because you know I'm too lazy to actually respond on the blog post itself and then it looks like I'm ignoring you and no one wants to be ignored, right?
It's a sad truth: most bloggers are no-reply bloggers, and almost all of them don't even realize it. Even some big bloggers are no-reply, and I'm here to fix it once and for all cause I'm trying to help a sista out and it's super easy.
What's the problem? It's GOOGLE+ - the sad excuse for a social network that Google infiltrated on us, and let's be real Google+, you're never gonna be Facebook. Google, stop trying to make Google+ happen.. It's never gonna happen.
// STEP ONE.. Are you a no-reply blogger? Let's find out!
Click the little upside down triangle arrow thing on your blogger account, so it expands your picture and shows your email address. If you see the little orange B symbol, with the words Blogger profile next to this, then congratulations, you can stop reading because you're a comment blogger.
If you see anything other than that little orange B, then I'm sorry you're gonna need to keep your reading glasses on and learn how to fix that ish.. If you're a no-comment blogger, your screen will probably look a little more like this:
// STEP TWO:
You're going to want to click on the gear/setting icons in your blogger account.. It looks a little something like this:
Find the option that says "Revert to Blogger profile". Click that. CLICK IT. CLICK IT RIGHT NOW! Clicked it? Good!
// STEP THREE:
Switch to a limited blogger profile, aka all you really need to be a comment blogger. (You're going to want to click the orange button saying switch to a limited blogger profile..)
// STEP FOUR:
Set up your profile, which is basically just writing what you want your name to show up as.. As you can see, when I comment it shows up as Caro @ The Caro Diaries. Click continue to Blogger..
// STEP FIVE:
Probably the most important part of it all: when you're back on your home blogger screen, click the upside down triangle arrow thing again, and click on the words blogger profile. It'll take you to a screen where you click "Edit Profile", which is where you obviously edit your profile.
Here, you check off this checkbox: show my email address.
Don't forget to click "save profile", and that's it. You're officially a comment blogger!
Did it work? Leave a comment below and test it out! If you don't receive a response from me within 24 hours, then you may have missed a step!