...When the sun shines and you start to notice the dust, it's time to start sorting. So, I have been taking things off shelves, dusting and cleaning. I actually feel quite proud of myself! I am a PANTS housewife!
So.........summer sorting......feels good!
...........And the gentle nudge?
Okay, so, I know this subject has been touched upon on other blogs, but just in case you hadn't come across them, I'll just give it a mention too.
Have you ever left a comment on blog post asking a question, and the recipient never bothered to reply? You may have put it down to them being busy, or just plain rude in manners......
....but you may be a NO REPLY BLOGGER
Some of you will instantly know what I am on about, and some of you may not! I am betting many of you are a 'no reply blogger' and you don't even know it.
Bare with me, it might be confusing!
If you leave a comment on a post, it gets published under the post, but the comment also gets sent to the bloggers email. Many people just leave a comment about the post, but many ask questions perhaps that relate to the post content.
If you ARE NOT a 'no reply blogger', the recipient is able to respond to your question as your email address is made available to them in their inbox. If you ARE a 'no reply blogger', it IS NOT made available, and the recipient cannot reply to your question. Often this can be overcome, because, if the person who leaves the comment (asking a question) has a blog of their own, the blogger who wants to respond to their question, can reply by leaving a comment on one of their posts. This way, their question gets answered if they cannot be emailed directly.
Many though, although signed in to blogger, do so purely to be able to leave comments and not actively have their own blog. This is where it becomes difficult. If you ask a question on a post, you don't have a blog AND you are a no reply blogger, there is simply NO WAY of contacting you to answer your questions. Your email address is not given out and you have no blog to post a comment back on.
I know a lot of us bloggers get this. It makes it appear that we just don't care enough to respond to questions, but in fact, it's simply because we cannot contact you back!
I often reply back in the comments box, hoping that the person might just re-read the comments section. Sometimes they do, but i'm sure many don't.
And you know, this also affects you if you participate in a giveaway. If you are a 'no reply blogger', and do not have an active blog, you will often just have a first name when you leave a comment on a post. The problem comes when several people with the same first name, leave a comment on a giveaway saying 'yes please enter me!' and they are all 'no reply bloggers'!!!!!!!!! If you were to be picked out, there would be no way of knowing exactly which one of you it was who won, and you wouldn't be contactable!
Am I making any sense?
So, it's simple to change it around and make yourself contactable. Just put your email address in your profile part and you will stop being a 'no reply blogger'!!!! Alternatively, if this doesn't appeal, just make sure, that when you ask a question, email the blogger directly (through their profile) instead of asking a question on a post and that way they will be able to reply to you.
So, whilst I am on the subject.....
Helen (who was sent over from Lucy at Attic24) with a crochet question........can you please email me again directly through my profile page and I will be able to reply to you. You are a no reply blogger and there is no way for me to reply to you. So please don't think I am rude and cannot be bothered, it's that I can't!!!!!!
Okay, so have I completely confused you all?!!!!! Yes probably. In my very inarticulated way, I bet you are all scratching your heads wondering what on earth I have been waffling about......okay so.....if I have just confused you, read here which may explain things a bit better!
A gentle nudge to get all you no reply bloggers to be reply-able!!!!!!
Have a super day all!
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