Many of us are no-reply bloggers

Many of us are no-reply bloggers.

I thought I wasn't a no-reply blogger.
I was certain I wasn't.

Turns out I was.


And let me tell you, many of you are one as well!

How do I know if I'm a no-reply blogger?

Is your blog a Blogger or blogspot blog?
Did you upgrade to Google+?

Then you are a no-reply blogger.

(Unless you fixed this already.)

What is this then, this no-reply blogger thing?

 As a no-reply blogger, when you leave a comment on a blog, the receiver of your comment will not be able to see your email address in the notification he/she receives in his/her inbox. Instead, it says "" and replies to that address will disappear somewhere in the void. Never to be read. Which means, your blog friend will not be able to reply on your comment. At least not directly.

Why should you care?

If you'd like to receive replies now and then from fellow bloggers then may be you should care. Your blog friends might have to go an extra mile to find out your email address.

How to fix this...

Here's a link to a great and easy tutorial
on how to check AND fix this.

(All credits go to Amanda and Kristina, the authors of the tutorial.)


Adriana told me that if you fix this, Blogger will again delete your email address after a while if you convert to Google+. Grrr. One reason to not go back to Google+ again (and skip the last step of the tutorial). Also, I noticed that some of us are no-reply bloggers without ever having converted their Blogger blogs to Google+. Does anyone has an answer/solution to this?


Of course you're welcome to use my "no-reply blogger" blogbutton, if you like.


By the way, I was so lucky as to find me a double rainbow today!

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and a beautiful week!

xx Wen


  1. Ha ha! Ja, toevallig wist ik dat, daarom heb ik op mijn blog een link naar mijn e-mailadres geplaatst ;-) Maar ik ga toch ff checken hoor, als het zo simpel op te lossen is, dan is dat altijd welkom natuurlijk! Ik zag laatst trouwens ook een dubbele regenboog, boven het tuincentrum, niet bepaald de mooiste plek om een foto te maken, boven zo'n platen dak ;-) Maar wél een gave regenboog! Liefs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  2. Wat een hoop tekst....en dan ook nog eens in het Engels, ik kan er niet veel van maken zo.
    Ik zal samen met mijn zoon eens kijken, die heeft nl Engels op school en zal mij wel kunnen helpen met jou tekst.
    Fijn zondag en groetjes, Daphne

  3. Wow, a double rainbow, what a great shot! Don't see those very often!

    I am so with you on the no-reply blogger issue. It is VERY FRUSTRATING not being able to, for example, thank new followers, or to answer questions that cropped up in comments, or just to respond to some comments. Every now and then I mention it in a post on my blog, but it doesn't seem to achieve much.

    May I use your image and link on my sidebar, pretty please?


  4. Oh, and I forgot to say, please check and make sure I am not a no-reply blogger, lolol, I would faint with embarrassment if I was. xx

  5. Phew ... That's a lot ... Love your photos!
    I knew I was a no reply ... thing is if they ask me a question or leave a comment I always get back to them so it hasn't been a problem ...

    Have a great day!

  6. The bad thing is that although I change back to reply-blogger after a while I am back to no-reply blogger. I think blogger does that by itself. So now a question. How do I get off google+?
    a no-reply blogger

  7. Dear Wendy,
    Having not changed to google+ I hope I`m not a no-reply blogger,- but thank`s for writing this, I find google + difficult in many other wayes ,too, and don`t want to upgrade untill I am forced !!!
    Your rainbow, collage..maybe seen before...but wonderful showing the happy colours of a rainbow, dear !!
    Happy sunday my friend.

  8. Amazing photos, specially that double rainbow!!! awesome freebie and totally clueless about this no reply thingy....

  9. first of all great shot of the double rainbow and great inspiration pictures :-)
    I am also not at google + and I am not sure about it.
    I don't know nothing about the no-reply blogger and that is such a topic until now.
    I think I leave a comment if I like somthing especially, but I don't expect an answer.
    interesting to read here something about this...
    Have a great week! Manuela

  10. What pretty colors you found!

    As for google+ I hate it and won't ever use it. It controls too much stuff.

    As for no-reply, I only email a reply if there is a question that needs an answer; otherwise, the right thing to do, in my opinion, is to place a reciprocal comment on their blog. After all, comments are to let you know others have been to your blog and returned comments let them know you appreciate them taking time to leave them!

  11. Hi Wendy, have to agree with Milagros, fabulous double rainbow and not a clue about no reply. Love the cheerful flowers, have a great week Robyn

  12. Great to see you are not a no reply blogger anymore. I never upgraded to Google plus so I didn't realize that was what was causing so many to become no reply bloggers, thanks for the info! Have a great week.


  13. Hello! Love the double rainbow capture...
    About Google+ ... not sure what to think about it(I do not use.); but thanks for the info (I'll do myself a research to understand more)... Have a great week! Alexa

  14. You are too funny Wendy! I guess I am a no reply blogger because my blog started on Google -- and then I bought a domain and transfer my blogger blog to wordpress and yada yada yada! :)

  15. I am a no reply gal.. I have changed it so many times and it changes back. So frustrating.. I guess I should try again.. Loving your double rainbow my friend.


  16. Great photo of a double rainbow. Thanks for sharing...

  17. Wendy, thank you for sharing this tutorial and explaining what I was unclear about. I've been told I'm a no-reply blogger but couldn't understand after changing what I thought were the provoking settings. I will try this and see what happens next.
    Rita C at Panoply


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen