Blogging 101: a guest post

Happy Hump Day, SoCal Bloggers! Today we have a very special guest post from Kailyn! She blogs at Kailyn Marie.

We would like to see this blog blossom into a community blog where SoCal bloggers can come to find fellow bloggers in their area, join a meet up, network, talk and maybe learn a thing or two! If you're a SoCal blogger and want to contribute email us! amanda.rice12 (at) gmail.com or jill (at) classwithakick.com.  

Today Kailyn shares how to NOT be a no-reply blogger. You won't get much interaction from comments you leave on other's blogs if you make people search for your contact information! Don't worry, Kailyn is here to help!

This post was originally published on Kailyn Marie.

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I stumbled across a few posts about no-reply bloggers, so I decided I would write my own post about it. Because it is one of the most frustrating things, ever. Why? Because I cannot respond to your comments if you are a no-reply blogger. If you're not sure what a no-reply blogger is, you're probably one of them!

What is a no-reply blogger?
someone that doesn't have their email address linked to their blog.

example:
Pat is a no-reply blogger.
Pat leaves a comment on my blog. **All my comments go straight to my email**
As I check my email, I want to respond to Pat's comment, but Pat's email says noreply-comment@blogger.com instead of her email address.
Now I cannot respond to Pat's comment.

Not sure if you are a no-reply blogger?
Two simple solutions.

1. Post a comment on this post asking if you are a no-reply blogger, also leave your blog address on the comment. If you are a no-reply blogger, I will contact you via your blog and let you know. If you are not a no-reply blogger, you will get a lovely email response from me.

2. Follow the steps below.

How to fix this problem:

1. Go to your blogger profile. And on the right click on Edit Profile.
2. Find the check box for: Show my email address. {If this box is already checked, you are not a no-reply blogger)


 Then fill in your email address as I did below.



3. Save Profile.
4. Your profile should now look like this:






VOILA! You are no longer a no-reply blogger!

Worried about your personal email being out?
You can make yourself a specific email for your blog. Many bloggers do this. Just be sure to check your blog email frequently.




HOWEVER, this will NOT change your log in email.

If your profile is Google+ follow these instructions..

1. Click the gear icon under your name.
2. Click Revert to Blogger profile.
3. Switch to a limited Blogger profile.
4. Follow the steps in the beginning of the post to double check you are no longer a no-reply blogger.


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