Sunday, December 28, 2008

blogger help?

(update - yes, I know I can check to have all follow up comments emailed to me. And I know I can go to their profile to get their email. I was just wondering if there was a setting somewhere that I could click an "email" option from the comment itself.)

Does anyone know of a setting or way I can respond via email to a comment left on my blog? I know other blog formats do this (wordpress maybe?) because I get email responses to comments I leave on other people's blogs. I would love to know because I have three problems.

1. I commonly ask questions when leaving comments. But I rarely remember which blogs, out of my 200 or so current subscriptions, I have left questions on. I know I can check the "email follow-up comments to ..." option, but then I would get an email for each comment left on that blog, not just the author's response to me (which, I might add, doesn't always happen when I DO remember to check later. Hint for bloggers - answer questions! Although I'm being kind of lame to request this because I'm admitting I don't always remember to go look for the answers.)

2. Pretty much the same issue as my first, but it's the other way around. When someone asks ~me~ a question, I always try to answer it in another comment, but since I know I have a problem with remembering to go look for answers to my own questions, I'm assuming others have the same issue.

3. Again, same issue, but this time it's with simple responses to someone's comment. I quite often respond with a follow up to some comments and have no way to tell the person I am responding to their comment besides physically going to their blog and letting them know about it. I would love to be able to just email them, like others do for me. Depending how important it is, I will go notify them via their blog or by going to their profile and finding their email, but many people don't have their email listed.

So - is there a setting for this or any way to accomplish this function ~without~ setting up a new blog somewhere else? Please let me know!

12 comments:

Jenera said...

I don't think there is though I'd love to know if it can be somehow. I try to email people because most have it in their profile but sometimes they don't so I have to track them down which doesn't always work either.

MrsSpock said...

There is a setting in Blogger where you can check-off for every comment to be emailed to you. That's what I do. If the blogger has an email in their profile, you can reply from your email to them directly. If they don't leave an email, it won't work.

Jennifer said...

I don't know if there is a setting, so I can't help there. My blog is set to private and everyone I have an email listing for everyone who is registered to read it. Of course I had to put in an email address to give access in the first place.

I also have issues with going back to check comments. It's a lot to check the blogs and keep up with them, but even more time consuming to keep checking comments. I tend to forget. If I know I asked a question I'll sometimes remember to go back.

Elana Kahn said...

Well, I know that if you go into someone's blogger profile, some people have a link so you can email them directly...

alison said...

I receive my blog comments in my email, and sometimes if the commenter has their email enabled, I can respond simply bit hitting reply. I know yours does, for example because I've replied to you before. :) And I know mine does because people have replied to my comments directly from their email. It's the commentor's option to have their email tied to the comment though, because not everyone does, and I have no earthy idea how one would turn that on... somewhere in blogger settings I imagine. :)

~Chel~ said...

I just tried it w/ my blog..and the only way(that I have found) to email someone is by clicking on their name when they leave a comment and it takes you to their profile and you can email them that way! I didn't know..But your post got me wondering! LOL! Hope that helps!

nancy said...

Alison - Didn't think of that option. But with the amount I blog, I don't think I can handle that many emails! :) Good idea though.

nancy said...

Thanks everyone! I have udpated my post to bold where I said I knew of the email in the profile and know that for other blogs, I can click on the "email all follow up comment" option. But thanks for taking the time to let me know about them anyway! :)

Hollie said...

I went ahead and put my email address in my profile so you can get it. I don't know if there is a way to do what you are asking about besides what everyone is saying.

~Chel~ said...

OMGosh! I totally didn't even see that part! I feel like an idiot! Sorry girlie! LOL!

Anonymous said...

You have comment moderation enabled so you should be able to do it. I noticed that people who have an email listed in their profile, comment moderation sends their comment seperately. Then you can just hit reply. For those without an email in their profile, you have comments that go under the same email and have a huge chain. Or at least that's how mine works. If you just try to hit reply it will either give you the persons email or something like "no reply comment". Email me if you have any questions since I'm not sure if I explained this in a way that makes sense.
~Velma

Lee said...

I don't know of any native Blogger technology that will fit your requirements.

Once upon a time, I think that Haloscan required you to enter your e-mail so that the recipient of the comments could reply back to you. And you were able to use it with Blogger blogs. And it was free. But that was a few years back -- the facts may have changed since then.