Yesterday evening I came home from a long day away to tons of comments and emails in regards to the Sew Scraps Along! FABULOUS! What a great surprise in my in-box! THANKS everyone! I am thrilled that so many of you want to sew with your scraps! Can I just say, I am super excited to sew along with all of you!
But we do have a little item of business to take care of before we get the ball rolling. Or the scraps sewing! LOL
PLEASE read this ENTIRE post. I thank you many times in advance...
Many of our "seasoned" bloggers have heard this, time and time again. (sorry, "seasoned" bloggers) but here's the thing. I was SHOCKED and sorta bummed by how MANY of you are NO-REPLY bloggers. I wanted to welcome and thank everyone last night and I couldn't reply to many of you.
What is a NO-REPLY blogger?
1. Suzie leaves a comment on Jodi's blog asking a question.
2. Jodi has all her comments sent directly to her email.
3. Jodi checks her email and reads Suzie's question. Jodi clicks reply. Shazam! Up pops Suzie's name but instead of her email address, it say's NO-REPLY. Argh!
4. Suzie doesn't have an Email associated with her blog. So no one can reply to any of the comments or questions that she leaves. Boo Hoo.
You may not even know that you are a NO-REPLY blogger. No worries.
Follow these instructions to see if you are a NO-REPLY blogger:
Sign in to Blogger and bring up your Dashboard or Profile Page. Click on EDIT PROFILE.
See the third box down (SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS) there should be a check mark in it.
Scroll down; see the section titled IDENTITY. See the box labeled EMAIL ADDRESS. Your Email address should be in that box.
If there is no email in that box or if you don't have the Show My Email Address box checked. You are a NO-REPLY blogger.
#1 ARGUMENT often heard from NO-REPLY bloggers:
I DON'T want my personal email out there for the whole world to see....
Good News! You don't have to. You can set up a "generic" email address to be associated with your blog. (You just need to remember to check it often) (especially if you leave a comment or ask a question on another blog).
CLICK HERE to see my profile. Notice below my photo there is a box labeled CONTACT. Just below that you will see a link that say's EMAIL. If you click on this link, you can email me. AND it also means that I have an email associated with my blog,,, so when I leave a comment on another blog, that blogger can email me a reply. (does your profile show an EMAIL link? If not.... You're a NO-REPLY blogger)
And really the majority of "seasoned" bloggers will agree; It's plain ol good blogging etiquette to have an email associated with your blog. Especially if you're going to be blogging, commenting, asking questions, participating in Give Aways, etc. etc. etc.
Here's your assignment for the day. Check your PROFILE. Are you a NO-REPLY blogger?
Yes? Well I would LoVe it, if you either use the email you already have, or set up a new "generic" email and put it in your profile.
Use the instructions above to make sure your email is in your profile, and email me with any questions. CEPT! If you are a NO-REPLY. Please remember to put your email address in the body of your email.
P.S. A new email in your profile WILL NOT CHANGE THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USE TO SIGN IN TO YOUR BLOG.
Oh! And the reason I've bored you all to death asking you to read this entire post?
I have it on good authority that several of my bloggy friends are having Give Aways in the coming days. They're helping me celebrate my Sew Scraps Along! And It would be a crying shame if they had no way of contacting the winner.
Happy Scrappy Sewing! ooxx`jodi