WordPress Says: Why Blogger Doesn't Play Nice

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

Weekend Links

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?

Have a great Friday and Weekend!

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19 thoughts on “WordPress Says: Why Blogger Doesn't Play Nice

  1. I hate how wordpress and blogger interact. I decided to leave comments with my google+ account so that I get emails with replies. When the blogger clicks on my profile it brings them to my google+ page where I have all my blog posts. I think it is the easiest thing. If you decide to do that let me know - there are a couple of steps that you have to go through to make it work

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      You are so tech savvy. I've been meaning to google how I can set up a google+ for my blog but for some reason it seems to never want me to. I mean I love the blogging world but I kinda like it separate from things attached to my full name, do you know what I mean? It seems weird since they can always just google me but for some reason, I just didn't want to comment from my personal google +. Teach me your ways once you're back from Alaska!

  2. That makes so much sense! I noticed you had been putting your email address at the end of your comments and was wondering why it wasn't coming up on the email. Aha!

  3. It has always bothered me how WordPress & Blogger refuse to cooperate!
    Why can't they just get along?! Haha it would make things easier for sure 🙂

    Happy weekend, girl!
    xo

  4. I had no idea about this! Like you, I just figured I was not getting replies to my comments which I was fine with. I wonder if it is better to use the Name/URL option if available? Feeling very un-savvy right now...

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      Girl, I know how you feel! I've gotten a really good response by just adding my e-mail to the end of my comments. Bloggers who want to reply usually will! The name/url option would still make you a no-reply 🙁 Let me know what you decided, I know it's so annoying to even have to think about!

  5. Innnnteresting! I did a lot of research before we chose WordPress - from what I understand, WordPress has a lot more SEO value, but it is definitely annoying when trying to comment on a Blogger blog 🙁 I didn't realize that when I chose WordPress, I was basically NEVER going to get a comment back! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Love the little illustration too! -L

  6. Well that's annoying! But good to know. I never expect people to reply to comments but it's always a nice surprise when I actually do check my e-mail and there are responses. The picture at the bottom cracked me up. "Nah, I'm good".

  7. I've just recently discovered this myself and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to correct the issue. Glad to see it's not just me! I certainly don't want to have to go through the hassle to create a google account just to be a "no-reply" blogger!

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      Isn't it painful Amanda?!? I wish they integrated better! I have gotten a good response by just putting my e-mail in all my blog comments on other blogs.

      I'm happy you're a new follower of my blog, I can't wait to check yours out! I've been DYING to learn how to sew and I'd love pointers on how to get started 🙂

  8. I am so glad I found this when I googled the no reply blogger thing because I was getting messages that I was a no reply blogger and being new to the blogging world I had no idea what they were talking about LOL So did you set up your google+ account if so will you share how you did this?

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  10. This actually helps clear up A LOT for me. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong on my end when people told me I was no-reply...now I realize it's not my fault! I think I'll stick with sharing my wordpress site..but perhaps adding my email, especially when I'm eager for a response. Great idea!

  11. Ahh, it all makes sense now! Why can't they just get along and be compatible, dang it?! Oh well, I guess I will start adding my email to the bottom of my comments on Blogger blogs. Thanks for the info!

  12. You made my day. I have stressed myself out for months trying to figure out how to "fix" my no-reply blogger status. I love WordPress. I never get no-reply emails. I didn't understand at all. Now I do. Thank you! Stress relieved. Amy

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