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Monday, November 2, 2015

please don't be that person!

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I, myself, am not a huge comment-er [which I know is a huge no-no]. But, I'm working on it, so if I take the time to actually write comment, it's because I really want to share a thought with you, and I am hoping to receive a response. I always just assumed the same for the people leaving comments on my posts, and that's why I try to respond to all of them. However, this is really challenging for me to do, if you are a no-reply blogger. This past week, I have seen an influx in no-reply blogger comments, and I thought it might be time to address the issue again.

It is my understanding that most people don't even realize that they are no-reply, so lets figure that out first.

Step One::

Let's take a journey together. All the way to your blogger dashboard. Check out the upper right corner, and click on your name. 

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Compare what you see to the next two circles. Top circle/image bueno. Bottom circle/image no bueno.
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It's official, in black and white, if you are identifying the bottom image, then you are a no-reply blogger. 
But, don't lose your shit, because we are going to fix it.

Step Two::


Back to the upper right corner. This time instead of clicking on your name click on that stupid wheel looking thing. Otherwise known as the settings icon. A drop down menu will popup with the option "Revert to Blogger profile." Click that bitch!

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Step Three::


Click that orange button, and don't even feel bad about it. 
If switching to a "limited" Blogger profile is what it takes, then trust me, these are limits worth accepting.

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Then just keep on clicking orange until you find your way back to the blogger dashboard.

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Step Four::


Now, let's go back and make sure that sticks so we never have this problem again. 
Back to the upper right corner and the blogger profile button.

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Then you wanna hit the Edit Profile button, guess where it is. The upper right corner, obviously!

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This shit is imperative so don't miss it. Make sure the box next to "Show my email address" is checked.

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Arguably the most important thing to do, make sure you click "Save Profile"!!

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That's it. Only four steps. Congratulations on becoming an actual REPLY-Blogger!

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