Today I would like to tell you a story about a girl who liked to blog. She also really enjoyed getting comments and often tried to reply to them but the big bad email@example.com kept thwarting her plans! Any comment she tried to send would be eaten by the big black hole of the big bad firstname.lastname@example.org. This made for one sad blogger, she really wished to communicate back to her readers. Of course she could always reply via her blog, but oftentimes people don't go back and read replies!
The moral? Blogger doesn't give me your e-mail address to reply to comments unless you tell it to. You can do this quite easily.
1- Go into your Blogger dashboard.
2- Click on "Edit Profile."
3- Under the "Privacy" heading, click the ticky box next to "Show my e-mail address."
4- Scroll a little further and enter the e-mail address that you wish to have comment replies go to. If you don't want your private e-mail address floating around cyberspace, I recommend setting up another gmail or yahoo e-mail account.
5- Scroll all the way to the bottom and click "Save Profile."
See? Five easy steps! Now people can reply to the comments you leave on people's blogs via e-mail. Please pass the word around! And thanks to Amy for replying to one of MY comments via e-mail and making me curious enough to dig around and figure out what on earth is going on!
One more thing- this will only work if you have a Blogger account. Otherwise I think the e-mails still end up going into the abyss. I'm still looking into this.