Happy Friday everyone!
So merely a week later after mentioning it, here it goes. Cue the horror music….I am a NO REPLY BLOGGER. But let me explain, before you leave my blog forever.
When the time came for me to choose a blog, I chose WordPress. As much as I love this platform, the integration between the ever popular Blogger (Google) and WordPress
sucks leaves a lot to be desired.
When I leave a comment on your Blogger Blogs, I choose the WordPress option because that makes the most logical sense. I guess I thought since it was giving me the OPTION of WordPress, that it would share my blog and my e-mail with you, since WordPress clearly has those two pieces of information. But because Blogger/Google doesn't like to play nice, it doesn't.
Honestly not getting replies on my comments wasn't a big deal for me (because I just figured some bloggers were so swamped with comments, they just didn't reply) until I realized some wonderful bloggers had been sending me well-thought out replies, which I just never got. Way to go WordPress-Blogger integration, thanks for hindering my potential blog friendships 🙁 . As far as I’ve researched, there is nothing we can do in WordPress to change this either.
So although there is the option of opening a Blogger account just to attach my e-mail to my identity, to be 100% honest, it’s just a lot to do. It’d be like asking you to sign up for WordPress just to comment on my blog (which seems overkill right?). Instead, I’ve chosen to include my e-mail at the end of all my comments.
So basically if any of you fabulous Blogger bloggers see a comment from me with my e-mail at the bottom, I promise I’m not begging you to reply! I just want you to have the capabilities to do so, if you’d like.
The point of this wordy entry? These 2 things:
- WordPress bloggers (and bloggers on other platforms like Typepade, Tumblr,etc) just so you know, Blogger bloggers cannot reply via e-mail to us using the Open ID/Wordpress option. Leave your e-mail address in the comment if you expect a reply or just want them to be able to get in touch with you.
- Blogger bloggers, try not to hate us for being the dreaded No-Reply-Blogger, it’s not in our control! We’re not just ignoring the thousands of blog entries offering tutorials on how to undo no-reply-blogging, I promise! It's a pain for us too.
Maybe if we all just tell Blogger/Google to play nice, they're someday change things up!
So I know the entry was probably dry for all my non-blogging readers so here's a few fun links to click on this weekend:
This woman and her family lives off 14,000 a year. Ah to be money savvy.
This is for the hoarder in me. Because I just can't throw out cards!
I love this idea. Books, Storage and iPhone combo? Yes.
For the other Post-It note obsessed people out there. Oh, I'm the only one?