Have you ever been told you are a No-Reply Blogger? Yeah, me too. If you blog using Blogger or you have a gmail account, there are fixes. Many, many posts have been written to show how you can fix this issue.
However, these will NOT work if you are a WordPress blogger and do not have a G-Mail account!
There are some very good explanations of the issues posted on these blogs:
DIY Budget Girl (best explanation I have found)
If you want the short version of the story, check out these quotes.
Piecemeal Quilts wrote:
“It isn’t because I’m deliberately trying to be difficult. If I could change it, I would. But I’m not the problem – your platform is. WordPress users, TypePad users, Tumblr and Moveable Type users – none of us have a problem with no reply bloggers. Only Blogger users face this issue. See, Google doesn’t want to share the sandbox, so they’re making it difficult for people using other platforms to play. Anyone who blogs on a platform other than Blogger will always show up as a no reply blogger.”
The following is taken from the WordPress forum:
“We cannot help you here with that. WordPress.com recognizes your blogger identity but Blogger does not. In reference to Blogger ie. commenting on blogspot blogs the issue is on the other end.”
The only current work around I have found, requires me to get a G-Mail account, create a Blogger profile, and respond to comments from there.
So while I love you all, love reading your blogs, and leaving you comments, I am not going to create G-Mail and Blogger accounts in order to NOT be a no reply blogger.
The fact of the matter is, I do not want any more accounts than I already have. I also will not comment at all if it means the extra steps of logging in and out of additional accounts to do so. I am too lazy for that and my time is valuable.
I am not ever offended when people do not respond to the comments I leave on their blog! Ever! And if I really want a response, I leave an e-mail addy in my comment.
So there you have it. I don’t mean to come across snarky. And I appreciate people taking the time to let me know that I am a NRB, but that isn’t going to change.
Have a great day!
PS The picture at the beginning of this post has absolutely nothing to do with anything written here. I just can’t have a post without a quilt picture!