September 22, 2012

Are You A No Reply Blogger? How to Fix the Problem...


Today I was contacted by a fellow blogger and she told me that I was a No Reply Blogger.  I was like... huh.. what the heck does that mean.  What is a "No Reply Blogger"?  It means that every time I left a comment or a question on someones blog they couldn't respond to me.  And to think, I thought I was just being ignored, I was so NOT popular and nobody liked me... (LoL).  I'm so glad I was wrong!

I promise I am not anti-social...  In fact it's quite the opposite.  I talk probably a bit too much. I love getting to know people and making new friends!  So of course I am thrilled that I was able to fix this problem.


I'm not sure exactly when or how it happened.  I think the problem goes back to when Google Plus was introduced.  It somehow changed some of the settings on my blog.  I stopped using Google Plus awhile back, but I didn't realize that some of my original settings on my Google account were changed.

I figure that I'm probably not the only one with this problem, so I thought I'd let all of you Blogger users how you too can fix it.

The problem is in the User Profile on Blogger.  Where it says "show my email address", this box was not checked which made me a no reply blogger.  I had my email address on my profile, it was just the box not being checked that made people unable to reply to me.  When someone would try to respond to my comments via their blog they got a message saying "No Reply Blogger".  So apparently I was being anti-social without even knowing it.  I'm really nice, I promise and now that it is fixed I hope to talk to many more of you.  

Fixing the problem is actually quite easy once you know how...

Here is an easy 5 step tutorial on how to fix it so people can reply to you... 



That is it.  If you followed these simple steps, the problem is fixed :)

Blessings,
Diana


81 comments:

  1. So nice of you to show everybody how to fix this! It also happened to me when I started blogging and I had the word verification on. Did NOT get a comment or email for weeks until another nice blogger told me about it. Actually, I get many non-reply comments every week and, when possible, I try to let them know. I am glad yours is fixed and I hope you start getting lots and lots of comments and emails back! :)

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  2. Thank you Diana! My friend Jade and I just started blogging, and have been writing on blogs and falling in love with this whole experience... but we feel like nobody likes our concept or what we have to say. Maybe its because we were no reply bloggers. :( I have changed it and hope for the best!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Megan (www.girlsenville.com)

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    1. Hey Megan... I am replying to you :) So now you can see if it works. I will pop over to your blog and start following you. I wish you the best of luck in your blogging endeavors!

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  3. Thanks for this info! However, I had fixed this before, but I just linked up to google + and now I'm paranoid I have gone back to being a no reply blogger....the settings are all different! Am I showing up on your blog as a no reply blogger? Thanks,

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    1. Rachel. It looks like you are okay. It is letting me respond to you. If you receive a copy of this in your email then for sure you're fine. I don't know why it effects some accounts and not others. But it does.

      If you decide you don't want to use Google+ on your blog and want to revert back to your old Blogger profile, it is an easy fix. At the top right side on your blogger dashboard there is a toggle button that looks sort of like a GEAR or a FLOWER. If you click on that, you will see an option that says "Revert to Blogger Profile". Click on "revert" and it will take you back to your original Blogger profile and settings.

      I hope that helps... Blessings, Diana

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  4. Thanks for this great tutorial Diana! I'm going to share it on my FB page because I find so many people are no-reply bloggers when I try to reply to their lovely comments. Question though, (I'm still trying to figure out some of this blogging stuff!) when you reply on your blog to someone's comment does it automatically email the person if they are not a no-reply blogger or do you have to reply by email (and on the blog if you want others to see the response). Thanks!

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    1. I think it automatically replies to their email, however I am not positive. I sure hope it does. I have always just responded here in this reply section and I assumed they got the response.

      I am only responding to you from here (the reply box). If you received the response via email then that is the case. However, If you do not receive an email response, please let me know. Then we will know for sure. I hope that makes sense :)

      Blessings,
      Diana

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    2. Hilda, I decided to send you an email from my email account but you are a no-reply blogger yourself, so I'm not sure if you will even see this. Let me know.
      Diana

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  5. It's so funny but someone just left a comment saying I was a no reply blogger. Then I went to your blog and would you believe your post was about fixing the no reply problem???!!! Is this fortuitous or what? Wow. Thank you for that. I fixed it. I think. Linda

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    1. That is awesome... I hope it is fixed now. Let me know if you received this :)

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  6. I'm a no reply commentor but not by choice. My blog is connected to google+ and I have looked everwhere to try and find how to change my settings. I don't want to revert back to blogger, so I am just stuck, I guess.

    Robyn from http://www.robynsview.com

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    1. Unfortunately reverting back your Blogger profile is the only way I know how to fix the problem. Maybe if you complain the Google+ people they can tell you a way, or get the problem fixed. Best of luck!
      Blessings,
      Diana

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  7. My blog is connected to my google+ and I can't figure out how to change the settings in it, so that I wouldn't be a no reply commentor. I don't want to revert back, so I am just stuck.

    Robyn from http://www.robynsview.com

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  8. Gorgeous, clear, illustrated directions - you are a genius! Thank you!

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  9. Thanks for this. Googled 'No reply blogger' and got here- love the site. L

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  10. I had google + and could not fix it so I reverted back too!

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  11. You are the best and totally just fixed my problem. I am definitely following you now so that when I have another problem like this I'll know where to go!

    Meg

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    1. Thanks Meg :) I had the same problem. That is why I decided to share it when I figured out how to fix it. I'm glad I was able to help fix your problem too!

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  12. Thanks. I'm no longer a no-reply blogger. :)

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  13. This helped me IMMENSELY! I got an email today stating that I was a no reply blogger and I decided to google it and found your log post, Thank you so much!

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    1. Perfect Jennifer :) I'm happy to hear it is helping people! Since I had a hard time figuring it out when it happened to me, I figured there were more people like me struggling with the same issue. It's nice to know that the answer is now easy to find!

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  14. THANK YOU!!! I did the same thing as Jennifer... googled the question and tada! It led me to your blog ;) I'll be following you now ;)

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    1. Glad it helped you Lacey! And thanks for the follow!

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  15. Thank you for putting this out there I appreciate it so much. I hope you don't mind me linking back to you about this. I am writing a blog post today on how to make some nifty changes to your blog and this one is a big help.
    It kinds stinks I can't use the Google+ but it's okay.

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  16. Thank you for your informations!!!

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  17. Thank you! I had no clue what this was. I appreciate the time you took to explain it to people because my initial reaction was also, "What's that?"

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  18. Thank you so much for this blog post - I found your blog when I was trying to figure out 1) what a no reply blogger was and 2) how to not be one! Super helpful!

    Lauren @ muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com

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    1. Lauren, So glad it helped you :) I was happy to share it to help others who had the same problem that I did!

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  19. Thank you so much for this! I just found out I was a no-reply blogger. :-S

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  20. Thank you! I just had someone let me know that I was a no-reply blogger. I didn't even know what that was, but she referred me here and I am all fixed up! I just love the sense of community and sharing in the blogging world! Blessings!

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  21. This is the best! Thank you! I have tracked down plenty of "no-reply" bloggers and am always glad when I find them. I mostly blame google plus these days. I quit using it too because it kept making me a "no-reply" blogger. Do you know if anyone ever found a fix for this? I think google plus could fix it if they wanted to...not sure why they don't. I know that google plus is really taking off.....because I have more "no-reply" bloggers than ever now. I would love it if you let me post a link to this on my side bar.

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  22. I so appreciate this info - thank you :)

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  23. THANK YOU!! I believe I got the problem fixed now ... all thanks to you! ;)

    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank you for posting this!! So many people told me I was a no reply blogger and I had no idea how to fix it!

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  25. Thank you! I am linking this to my post today because so many of my readers have no-reply addresses! :)

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  26. this seriously helped! thanks!

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  27. i wish i could keep my google plus profile and not be a no-reply commenter at the same time! bummer. thanks for the help!

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  28. Can someone tell me if I fixed it or if I am still a no reply blogger. please and thank you.

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    1. Bonnie, You are still coming through as a no reply blogger...

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  29. Thanks so much for this information!
    I just got this link from a bloggie/tweetie friend!!
    So helpful!!!!!
    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You rock!! :)

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  30. Thanks so much for posting the steps to fixing this problem. I love your blog and I am your newest follower.
    Traci

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  31. I discovered you and your "fix" when I Googled for the solution. Thank you so much. I am a self-hosted blog and had no idea where the issue was.
    Hope your day is Extraordinary!

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  32. I have been told I am a no reply blogger and I am trying to do these things, but I am on google +... I think I did it, but not sure.. haha

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  33. LOL This was me today! A very sweet blogger visited my blog to let me know. A quick google search led me to you. THANK YOU!!! I feel so much better now, because I had ZERO clue. I'm now following you via Google Friend Connect. Have a great day!

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  34. I can not even begin to tell you how happy I am to have found you. A fellow blogger just told me that I am a no-reply blogger. And did not know what it mean. So I search on google and found you. Follow your step by step and sure enough my email address was not checked. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

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  35. Thank you so much for the help. I'm a new follower now via GFC.

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  36. Wow! That's super simple! Thanks so much!

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  37. THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!! I had no idea what to do when someone just told me I'm a no-reply blogger!!! How do you add the "reply" feature under commenting?? I can't "reply" on my blog...

    Thanks!

    Amanda
    Pretty Little Things

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  38. Thanks so much! I just got a comment today telling me I was no reply! I didn't even know it!

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  39. Thank you so much for this hunny

    Lotte
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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  40. Oh my goodness, I had no idea. No wonder:) Fixed now! Thank you!

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  41. Thank you! I did change it a while back but using google+ must have disabled it.
    I updated it now.

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  42. Thank you so much for this post! The directions were so easy to follow and I too had no idea I was a no-reply blogger until someone mentioned it to me.

    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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  43. Great info as was just told I was one as well and never knew that! Just changed it back to the blogger profile Thank you and now new follower

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  44. Excellent blog post! I had no idea about no reply bloggers until I read this. Thank you so much for writing about it. I'm linking this post up on my blog for others to be informed as well. Thanks again:)

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  45. Thanks so much for the help, I asked on my blog for someone to help me with this but no one replied, perhaps for a reason? :-) Hopefully now I won't feel so lonely and unwanted .... sigh .... thanks again.

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  46. Thank you for making this post - it just helped me! :)

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  47. Thank you soooo much!! I came across your blog on Google after I was frantically looking for how to fix this no-reply problem!! ugh, you're a life saver!! :)

    Vicky
    http://alovelylittleaddiction.com/

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  48. this was SO helpful! I just learned I was a "no-reply blogger" !

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  49. Hi Diane, I am a non reply blogger..yikes...I tried your directions but my blogger dashboard settings are different. I seem to get to Google which I never noticed before. ANy suggestions? I can see an option called Revert to Blogger...is that something I should be doing???
    Greetings http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Christine, I don't know enough about their new system to say for sure. However, I can tell you that I reverted back to Blogger and it is working great for me.

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  50. Thank you so much! Someone told me I was one of these but they didn't know how to help me lol.

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  51. Could someone please check if I fixed it now? Thanks <3

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    1. It is fixed. I just responded to you via your email :)

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  52. Just googled how to fix this- and your post came up! Thank you for helping me figure it out :)

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    1. It worked Wendy. I see you email address in my email box.

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  54. Very helpful AND informative. Someone just let me know today that I was 'guilty' of this and suggested I Google the topic. Your tip came up first. I can happily say, I am no longer a No-Reply Blogger! ;) Thank you!


    http://mommiesmakeitwork.blogspot.com/
    ~Heather Rebekkah =)

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  55. Thanks so much for this post, very helpful! I linked you up on our blog today and I pinned you! :)

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  56. Thank you for your help my problem is fixed!

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  57. Just got told today that I am a no-reply blogger and I have word verification on! A double no-no. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  58. I was just told the same thing today and google it, and this page was the first response. Thank you SO much! I, too, had wondered why no one responded! LOL

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  59. Thanks so much for this! I thought everyone just hated me :P

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  60. Thank you ! Just found out I had this problem thanks to Maria http://miacreates.blogspot.com/
    I hope I have fixed it ! I get by with a little help from my CYBER friends! ;)

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  61. Thanks for the information!! While I was here I snooped around some. I like your white tile in kitchen. Hubby and I were just talking about this type of tile for our vanity top. It may not be recommended for counters because it may get a little dull from wear, but I don't think it would bother us. I think I found it online at Home Depot. BTW, my hubby "will not" be reading about your tiling experience....ha...

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  62. Thank you!! I hd exactly that problem. You are a life saver x)

    xoxo
    http://2-girls-and-a-blog.blogspot.com/

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  63. Hi Diana, thank you for this great tutorial. Lately i have been getting loads of noreply...i think because of Google+ With you permission of course, can your tut on my blog? Or a link to you?
    thanks, Karen

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    1. Hi Karen, I am by no means an expert when it comes to these kinds of fixes. I just know it is what worked for me and so I shared it. If you want to share it, yes you may. Please include a link back to my original post. Blessings, Diana

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  64. Thank you SO much! I Googled this today because I, like you, was informed that I was a "no reply blogger." Yikes! This was very helpful. :)

    - Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

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  65. Thank you SO much! I am a brand new blogger (one week) and I was afraid no one liked our content but now I'm thinking it had something to do with being a "no reply" blogger. I just googled this and found your post. I think I have it fixed now thanks to you!

    Colleen
    Like Mother Like Daughter Blog

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I love all of your comments and I read every one... I'd love to hear from you!

Blessings,
Diana