Sunday, February 15, 2009

I'm ready to jump off my house.



PLEASE.
I'm begging you.
You comment on my blog.
Those comments come to me over email.
I SO want to reply to your comment by replying to your email.
But for some of you, I try, but you are a "No-Reply Commenter"
I love replying.
Please.

Will you just take 30 seconds and do this:

Open your Profile Page.
Click Edit Profile.
Put check marks in "Share my profile" and "Show my email address".
Under "Identity" and "Email Address", put the email address you wish to publish, and have your comment replies to come to.
Want to change your "Display Name" while you are here? I like to use "Jay @ HalftimeLessons" for a little branding...I wouldnt use it for your name, of course...
Click Save Profile, and you are done, my friend.

Please. I'm begging you.

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40 comments:

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

ok Mr. Jay....I just did what you said....so Im expecting lots of email comments from you pronto! LOL

Missy said...

Don't jump! It will hurt!

April said...

SERIOUSLY. i hate not being able to reply. you should put this in your list of 'how to's'. just sayin'.

Kristina P. said...

I completely agree!!!

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

I checked mine, but it was already checked... thanks for the heads up though! jenn

Soxy Deb said...

Ooooh, I do like it when a man begs. Mine is already like that though. So beg me for something else would ya?

April said...

oh, just kidding. it's already there.

Alicia said...

Ok, I did mine. Now you can reply!

blueviolet said...

Thank you. I hope it works! That drives me crazy too!

But, do you know how many people I have replied to and never realized it wasn't going anywhere but some big trashcan in the sky? Now I always look before I reply.

Jennifer said...

Great post Jay!

Eudea-Mamia said...

XOXO - Em

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

May i steal this, give you the credit and post it on my blog, with a linkback to you?

pretty please??? It is so useful!

Janie at Soundinf Forth said...

Done. Done. and More done.

I done did all the stuff you asked me to done.

(Sorry. It's the weekend. I don't have to do work tomorrow. Goofy.)

The Daily Blonde said...

I agree with you---but I do know that some people aren't as mental about checking email as I am. I've taken to just responding to their comments right in the post--they come back and read and comment again.

However, for the most part I wish everyone would just have an email address so I could respond. Thanks for getting the word out!

tommie said...

I hope people follow your advice. This is my BIGGEST pet peeve about blogging.

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Done.

:P

Thanks... we're pretty excited!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Ya big baby.
Check.
Check.

I hope you just have a ranch and not a two-story.

Sarah said...

You mean not everyone has a seperate blogger email set up specifically for this purpose? I thought I was behind the times in setting up an email solely dedicated to blog related stuff.

jill jill bo bill said...

You are so needy.

And we all you are scared of heights and would never climb up there.

So what else do want from us? Besides that, you sick man.

Lee said...

I feel the SAME WAY.
I have people that ask for layouts, and then have no freaking email.
It's so irritating. I write out a LONG email and realize they don't have an email.

Tenakim said...

I think I already have that- so why aren't I getting e-mails from you???

Young Momma said...

Your the second person to talk about this! I totally agree!!!

The Eadle Family said...

You are lucky I like you blog mister! lol. Hope it works next time.

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

ok, here it is....

Hollie said...

you know way too much about all of this! i don't know what mine is set to, but I'll check it out. it's probably whatever the default setting was, I hardly ever change stuff like that. Thanks!
and please don't jump, at least not before you shave your head! haahaa

Mariah said...
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Mariah said...

Don't jump...it could leave a mark:)

Response to your St. Baldrick's decision: My husband shaved his head one year ago for our friend in her 40s who found out she had Leukemia. The day she lost her hair, He went to visit her and she took off her hat and said "I lost my hair yesterday" and he took off his and said "So did I" and tears flowed.

Girl Next Door said...

Great Tip !! I have edited my profile and checked the box you have mentioned. Thanks :) and Don't Jump!!

~K~ said...

I have conformed & made the change! :) Thanks for the tip though, I had no idea. And don't jump, if you do it's messy & just leaves more work for your wife to clean up! :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Mine was already that way...

so I suppose that proves you are just ignoring me then....

amelia bedelia said...

Dang bossy...I done did! heehee. B nice when you comment back and SO glad your Nana is doing well!!

Heather of the EO said...

AMEN! Drives me batty...

amelia bedelia said...

Sorry!!!!! I meant your Mom, I did really read, I just wrote it wrong. Sorry. Do you hate me now?

kel said...

I know... that drives me nuts and i usually don't notice until I've written a long response and then hit send!! grr!

Doublebanker said...

I will definitely change my settings in the future!

Check out my $50 Gif Card giveaway!

DB

Michelle said...

I read my comments on my blog and then I go to email to respond. It such a bummer when I can't email someone to respond to a question or witty remark.

So good for you for putting out the plea to hook up their email. :)

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Agreed!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I'm on board, uh huh. I tried really hard to make that happen a while back, you might remember, but then.. 1400 new peeps come online and they need to be told about it too. Let's CALL BLOGGER for pete's sake and make them make it default until changed, yes?? If we work together, we will be stronger..

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Thank you for this post! There have been plenty of times I've replied to people via email, only to find out I've sent a message into nowhere cyberspace... ;)

Ali said...

One of my comments the other day was someone asking if I was on Facebook but her email was nonreplyable. Sigh. Do you mind if a copy and paste your instructions to put in my comment section?

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson