You may think you have done this, but you may be wrong. I was. My awesome friend Kyra at RACKS and Mooby clued me in one day. I thought I had allowed access to my email so that other’s could get my email address. In fact, not so much. You may be thinking, “Uhm, I don’t think I want others to be able to access that information.” Guess what though? You won’t get spammed like you think. And most email providers filter it. What are the perks? Well, if you enter a giveaway and don’t leave any contact info, how do I get your prizes to you? Or how do I let you know you even won? But, my favorite thing about enabling your email is that if you ask a question, I can email you back the answer! I’ve met some awesome people this way. It’s the best way to connect personally and individually with your readers. I highly recommend it. By the way, if you have never gotten an email in response to a comment you left, you probably don’t have that option enabled.
Here’s the how:
1) From your Dashboard, choose the Edit Profile option on the left hand side, next to your picture. If you don’t have a picture, add one. It makes you more personable if people can see what you look like.
2) Make sure you check the “show my email” box. You have the option of setting which email address you would like to show. The address I have displayed is not the same address as the one I log into Blogger with. You may want to have a separate address solely for your blog. I do, otherwise I’d be totally lost and confused. If you choose to do this, it’s wise to make the address the same as the name of your blog.
3) Here is where you can set some of the things mentioned above. Click the photo to enlarge. If you want people to see a different email address than the one you use to sign into Blogger enter it in the “Email Address” box. I’ve also pointed out and explained some other options that you might be interested in, such as your display name.
4) And, most importantly, when everything is to your liking, SAVE!
I thought I had this enabled, and turns out I didn’t. Kyra was my hero and clued me it. If you would like to test it out and see if yours is enabled, leave me a comment. I will reply to all of them, just so you know it works. If you don’t want a reply, either don’t leave a comment or don’t enable your email… If your email is not enabled, I see this when I try to respond to your awesome comment:
I want to get to know you all better. I know the time it takes you to leave me a comment. I don’t respond to every single comment I get, but if you ask a question or something, this is the best way to get an answer. Promise. And you will make more friends too.