A couple of housekeeping issues to take care of: 1) "No Reply Blogger," and 2) "Writing Lessons Learned."
No Reply Blogger
You see, I reply to every comment on my blog via email, and to be honest, I never look at the actual email addresses. I just click "reply," type in my comment, and assume that if the email message isn't returned, that it went through. Thankfully, some wise bloggers set me straight.
If you're a "no reply blogger," I want you to know that there are replies to your comments floating out in cyber space! And probably not just from me :)
I was quite flustered by this, so I searched for a fix. If you'd like to receive email replies to your blog comments, there's a way. I'll summarize Utterly Chaotic's great tutorial:
- Go to Dashboard
- Go to Edit Profile
- Look in Privacy section
- Check the box that says "show my email address"
- Go to Identity section, and enter an email address
- Click Save Profile
Some people may not want to show their personal email address, and I totally understand. If you have a separate email address for Blogger, you could enter that. Then you could forward your Blogger emails to your personal email address. That's what I do.
If you're unsure whether or not you're a no reply blogger, you can leave a comment, and then email me directly at julie (at) juliemusil (dot) com. I'll let you know how it looks on this end.
Writing Lessons Learned
I read most books based on recommendations, so I usually like what I read. Usually. And I learn lessons from each book, whether it's a favorite or not. And I share those lessons here on my blog.
But I wanted to make it clear that I'm not necessarily recommending each of these books. We all love different genres, but the writing techniques can be universal. I'm focusing on the positive lessons I learn, and sharing them with all of you. Hopefully these observations help other writers as much as they help me. I just wanted to point this out, because I don't want to mislead anyone!
Ok, housekeeping done.
Tell me, are you a no reply blogger? Or do you even know? Leave a comment, and we can figure it out! It's so much more fun when we can chat back and forth :D