Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Replying to comments...good news!

I'm probably very late to this party but my friend Katie informed me this evening that Blogger made some updates and now allows us to respond to comments individually! This is huge, because I often feel like the biggest jerk for not being able to reply directly, and sometimes I'm not sure if people even go back and look in the comments for the answer.  Now I can respond to anything and everything right here. Awesome, right? I'm really excited, and even more so because it reminds me a lot of my beloved Livejournal. It took me a second to figure out how to get the "reply" option, but after some trial and error I now know that you have to have your comments embedded, as shown in the screen shot I just took below (click to enlarge).

Welcome to the modern world, Blogger! 

43 comments:

  1. Yay! I didn't know they added that!? I ended up coding it myself a while ago but I like this one better!

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    1. Me too! I allllmost switched over to Disqus and now I'm so happy I didn't. :)

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  2. I love this feature but I can't have my comments embedded, it doesn't allow people to comment if they're not pop-up. I probably should figure that out because this is a genius feature they've added!

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  3. Awesome, right? It's my new favorite thing! :)

    And oh man, LiveJournal... those were the DAYS. Now I want to go back through mine from years ago!

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  4. OH MY GOODNESS! I did not know this existed and I just added disqus JUST so I could reply to people! But now the question is... how do we keep the comments from our other widgets???

    <3 P

    Cupcaking Around!

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  5. I saw that they added it on Tuesday (?) and I think it's so great!

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  6. Hmm, I can't seem to find how to get the 'reply' option :(

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  7. Aww Livejournal! (still have such a soft spot for, and occasionally write in it!)

    Thanks for the heads up, I totally hadn't realized.

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  8. eep! this is so great! thanks for showing. really showing it-- cuz i cannot follow blogging directions:). i always end up lost!!

    xx

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  9. Aw, I JUST added Disqus a few weeks ago; I had the hardest time letting my old comments go and I don't want to do that again! :(

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    1. you can import your old comments! go to your account and there should be an option :) i was really worried about that too till someone told me!

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    2. I added Disqus to my blog a few months ago as well, and was able to import all my old blogger comments. I just went and removed Disqus now that I can reply with Blogger, and they're all still there! It was painless, and I'm happy.

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  10. Wow, so useful! Thank you for pointing this out, I had no idea!

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  11. Eeeep! This is the best news! I've felt so awful not being able to connect fully with people who comment! I definitely was spoiled from livejournal days!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. awesome! i find it frustrating having to subscribe to all the comments! do u get a notification if someone 'replies' to your comment?

    B :)

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  13. This is awesome, thanks for sharing because I've also been feeling pretty jerk-ish for not being able to reply and not sure if they would read it.

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  14. I just started noticing the reply to comments on other blogs and I was wondering how they made it happen! Thank you so much for posting this.

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  15. I was JUST about to switch over to Disqus as well, so happy blogger made the switch. I hate wondering if people ever see my comments back to them or not.

    Thank you so much for this post! I would have had no idea!

    ❤ Katherine

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  16. This is so much better! Thanks for the tip!

    xo L.

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  17. finally figured it out thanks to this post, you're the best!

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  18. Wow! Thank you so much for this post. I've been trying to figure that out for awhile. I'll seem more... courteous... on my blog now! =o)

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  19. yes! i just discovered this too!! i also get my comments via email so i can respond via email if necessary. but those comments really fill up your inbox! i have to be honest, i never go back and check the comments after i leave one. sometimes i do but not often. if time allowed i would ;)

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  20. Oh good!! I had switched to Disqus because of this issue, but I think I'm going to switch back now!

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  21. Hooray! I had trouble getting it to work for me, but I found a hack to back it up. I'm happy I'm finally able to reply directly to comments.

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  22. This was one of my biggest peeves with Blogger - I am so happy I'll be able to reply to comments now! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  23. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think blogger notifies commenters that you replied....

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  24. It's not in the new blogger interface. :(

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    1. I just switched it back to the old interface and did it.

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  25. Yey! thanks for this! I just deleted my Disqus becuase it was saying that all the comments were from me and not who they were actually from and I was getting confussed. I'm so glad blogger have jumped on the bandwagon...it makes it so much easier!! xx

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  26. yay for this! i had no idea! this is so convenient! i love it!

    allister bee blog

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  27. Wow finally! It took blogger long enough. Too bad I just switched back to wordpress in December. :(
    Oh well still a plus on blogger's part!!

    Love, Jazmyn

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  28. Wow, thanks, I had no idea this existed on Blogger! Yipee!

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  29. so exciting!!!! THANK YOU.

    good graish i'm such a dork for how excited i am about this.

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  30. It's great, but your replies don't get sent to the original commenter so unless they subscribe to comments or come back to check they won't see it. Hopefully that us the next upgrade!

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  31. i too have been eating better, just trying to eat more veggies and staying away from carbs and processed food. after reading about your sugar hiatus i realized i had unknowingly cut sugar out as well, and my typically problematic skin is really clearing up too. i thought it was just all the water i've been chugging but i bet it's the sugarless diet too! best of luck to you as you continue with your healthier eating! always fun to read what ur up to.

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  32. Thanks for explaining this. I couldn't find it either, so seeing that you switched back to the old interface helped a ton!

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  33. Finally! I always wished for something like this on blogger. Thanks for the heads up.

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  34. Ah this is great! I didn't even notice this change happened! Definitely makes it like LJ. I used to have to reply to comments from my email, but if someone was a no-reply blogger, it made it difficult.

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  35. Yay! I was feeling the same way about not being able to reply directly. Thanks for mentioning the change.

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  36. Thanks so much for this needed info! I'm so excited and it's working! You are a life saver!! :D

    Hugz,
    xx Tracey xx

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