Friday, June 29, 2018

A solution (or two) for Blogger folks

The blog community is an ongoing wonder and delight. Recent changes in Blogger resulted in a cessation of email notifications about new comments. Now a fix has emerged, detailed below.

But first, credit to Fiona at Paper Ponderings, who credits Annick at zotvanletters, who in turn credits Ulrike at Ulkau. Amazing, right?

So here's the fix.  I've added a few more steps to make it crystal clear (I hope)

1. Go to the Blogger dashboard
2. Click on Settings in the left sidebar
3. Click on Email in the left sidebar
4. Delete your email address from the Comment Notification Email box
5. Click the Remove link below the empty box
6. Click Save Settings in the upper right hand corner
7. Click the Comment Notification Email Add link
8. Type your email address in the box
9. Click Save Settings again
10. Go to your email account where you will find an email titled "Comment subscription request"
11. Open the email and click the Subscribe link

Happy days!

I also (finally) figured out how to back up my blog (can't believe I risked waiting this long)

1. Go to the Blogger dashboard
2. Click on Settings in the left sidebar
3. Click Other in the left sidebar
4. Click the Back up to content button
5. Save to your computer and handle as you would any document download

15 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'll add another thought to the Blogger fix. I moderate comments and like that I can reply directly to the commenter through that notification. If you moderate comments, you must go to the settings and perform the reset of your email in that setting as well. You will receive that subscription email to subscribe to moderate notifications.

Liz A said...

Thanks Carol

Annick said...

hello, Liz,you're welcome!- so happy for you it worked with the email notifications ! Thumbs up for the blogger community. I also wandered through YOUR blog and it seems to be that you're a very creative person as well, so I think I might come back to visit you. Annick

Liz A said...

Annick - thanks again ... I’ll look forward to crossing paths in the future

Judy Martin said...

Wow - thank you for this information about comments on blogger.
I will try it!

happy July 4 Xox

Liz A said...

Judy - You're welcome ... hope it works for you, too!

Velma Bolyard said...

I wondered, in my haphazard sort of way, what was up with Blogger and now I have a fix! I hope it's an improvement, this internet thing is still a HUGE puzzle to me.

Velma Bolyard said...

ANd I totally forgot my manners. Thank you so much for both fixes. I'll let you know how it works, if my heat addled brain allows thought, that is.

Liz A said...

Velma - Likewise thanks to you for stopping by and leaving a comment ... which is fuel for my blog-writing fire

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for this step-by-step...now hopefully I am back in business for getting comments through email. I've been so 'away' lately, but did find several comments I'd not seen. I am all caught up now...so maybe I should post something! lol Thanks again :)

Liz A said...

Nancy - I always look forward to your posts ... the most recent one about the sister cities was exceptional

Judy Martin said...

I just today did the two fixes, and want to thank you and the others for the step by steps.

Have wonderful day. xo

Liz A said...

Judy - on behalf of those who led me to the comment email solution, you’re most welcome ... it takes a village

Nancy said...

Liz~ I did the first 'fix' and am still not getting email notifications when someone comments. Maybe I'll move through the steps again. Ya know, that whole "turn it off and turn it back on again" fix! lol

Liz A said...

Nancy - Bummer ... but if it helps, I had to try several times before I was successful doing the same thing on a private family blog. I’ll be durned if I can figure out what (if anything) I did wrong and what I did right (eventually)