Friday, January 16, 2009

A Question about Comments

I have a question about comments that are left on my blog. And now that I have come out of my shell (those that know me in real life are laughing their heads off about that!) I've started getting a few comments. Of course, the secret is to actually leave a comment or two on the vast array of blogs that I read. Duhhh....

Sometimes I get a real email address for the person leaving the comment. Such as sallyjo@yahoo.etc (not that i know as SallyJo, but you know what I mean). But a lot of the time, the return email address is noreply@blah, blah, blah.

How do I let the person with the noreply know that I appreciate the comment - or even pose a response? If it's a real email, that's easy. And I may or may not send an email back - I think I usually end up leaving a comment on that person's blog. And to me, that works out great (hope they feel that way too!).

It's not like I stay awake nights worried about it or anything, but I would like to be able to respond. Any suggestions, ideas or hints??


Amber said...

You know... When I first started getting comments on my blog, I tried to respond to most of them, especially ones with questions. Then I realized more than once that people weren't coming back to see if I had answered them (as evidenced by the repeat-question emails I was getting). So I think I did a post that said, "Hey, I respond to comments!" But I don't think that worked either.

So I got nothin' for ya here. I just like to talk a lot. ;)

Felicia said...

And the funny part Amber? In my email inbox, your comment shows up as no-reply etc, etc. Not like I don't already know how to get ahold of you, but I had to chuckle!

emma said...

I was going to say that maybe you didn't have Oped ID enabled but you do. I won't comment on blogs that require me to have a google/blogger id because I don't have one and don't want one. Of course, that means you only get my web site to reply on, not my email. I really don't do this to get more traffic - it just seems to be the way blogger lets people comment.