Saturday, October 24, 2009

Email Replies or Comment Replies?



See the confusion on her face?  Well thats what happened to me this week.  Now typically I would have said I had a blonde moment (I'm not blonde btw).  I usually say that because when the blonde jokes first started coming out back in the 90's, I was blonde.  I still think sometimes that the chemicals got to my brain.

For over 3 months, I have been getting notified by Blogspot that I had comments to post.  Each email was met with great excitement.  I love comments.  I love to hear what you think of what I was writing.

This week I got a response back from Yonca at Yonca is Cooking through an email.  I asked her how she was emailing and she explained to me how. 

She responded with:


Ok, go to 'Settings', click 'Comments' and add your email adress in 'Comment Notification Email'- Then you can see all the comments you would receive in your mailbox.

All of a sudden, I realized just how dense I could be.  I could have been emailing everyone with responses all along.  Although I still like to post it on the blog as well.  But there are some that I would like to answer personally as well. 

So I was curious, do you like to receive email responses or responses in the comment area better?

Please leave a comment to let me know.
Have a great day!Photobucket

16 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love emails back! It's one of my favorite things to do, I try to email back to everyone. That's why I get sad when people don't have an email linked to their site. It seems funny try to comment back in their comment box that has nothing to do about their post.

So everyone go to gmail get a free account and link it to your blog ... LOL Now only if I convert everyone .. haha. Ohh that and pop up boxes for comments. These embedded ones and me have big probs, I know some that can't reply at all to them. LOL ok stepping away from the commnent box .. Hope you're having a wonderful night.

Mom's Place said...

I have mine set up so that if someone comments, it sends me a notification. I also moderate my comments, so if I get an email while I am out of my house, I can respond if needed, before I'm able to go in and approve the comment!

I kind of like it!!

kys said...

I like e-mail response better. I don't usually have time to go back to the comments section.

I used to do the comment section responses, too. But I find the e-mail is much easier and quicker.

Matty said...

I agree with Kys. Email is so much easier. When someone comments, I get an email. I just click the "reply" button and shoot an acknowledgment back. Much easier than going into the comments section of my post and making a reply there.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh, man! I never knew that's how it works, either! I always dig into their profiles, get the comments and try to go back to their blogs or their e-mail. D'oh! Mega Oops here, too! Let me check that out!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Thank you all for your replies. I'm answering through the emails now. Its so much easier and i love it. Thank you Yonca for telling me.

Andrea, don't feel bad it got me too.

DiPaola Momma said...

WAY back in the day (a whole YEAR ago) when I started my blog I had NO IDEA you could do this. When I got it all set up though.. HELLO new addiction! Thanks for following me on Twitter (my OTHER addiction!). Stop by my blog some time and leave a comment.. I'm a sucker for a comment!

Helene said...

I learned that awhile back and I wanted to smack myself in the back of the head when I realized you could do this!

Sometimes I respond to people personally in an e-mail but a lot of people don't have their e-mails connected to their comments so I can't e-mail everyone. For the most part, I make to visit their blog back and write a comment (and address anything from their comment at that point as well)

Flory said...

Both work for me, but I like that with emails, you don't miss a comment. :)

Frugal Vicki said...

If I am actually responding back to what someone says, I will email it so I know for sure they get it. A lot of people don't click to be emailed for responses to comments, because then you may end up with ALL comments, not just directly at you. If I just want to return comment love, I actually go to their blog and comment in one of their posts.

Chef Eureka said...

I check emails most often :) Then I hit their blog from the email message I get. Happy Monday!

prerna said...

I love email responses and thank you for sharing this.. Let me go ahead and set mine up as well:-)
P.S Thank you for replying to my comments as well!!

Sara's Whimsy said...

LOL! I've been wondering how people do that! Thanks for sharing!

yonca said...

You're welcome. Have a great week! Hugs!

Deborah said...

Haha! I didn't know you could do that! I will have to try it sometime...

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

I prefer to receive comments at my blog unless its personal. It would also be nice if people left a link to their blog in the comment so I know who it is. I dont require people to set up a login to comment. Sometimes people have interesting things to say and I have no clue who they are. I also try to comment at people blogs more who comment at mine. If you take time for me then Ill give that blogger extra love.