Tuesday, March 07, 2017


This is updated from the February 24, 2014, original post due to Blogger/Google + changes.
Since a few people each week still ask about this, the blog post is being republished.

BLOG TIPEnable email address

Why would you want to do this?

Do you have Email notification set for your Blogger Blog? If so, you know that each time someone leaves on comment on your blog, an email notification is sent to you.

Sometimes it is nice to “reply” via the email, like when someone asks a question. Unfortunately most people do not have their email address “enabled” so that an email can be sent. It might show up as DonnaEllis@no-reply.blogger.com

Not having that email address makes it difficult for anyone who owns a blog and wants to respond.

Sometimes, we don’t want people to have our email address. But mostly, it is a case of not knowing how to enable our email address.

To correct this, go to your dashboard.


*NEW* Because some Blogger users (like me) have enabled a Google + ID, but NOT a Google+ Blog format, the Blogger User/ID information is no longer in the top right corner.

For Blogger Blogs using Google+ IDs in addition to Blogger ID, instead, do the following:

  1. Go to Dashboard
  2. Go to SETTINGS (left column)
  4. On the right side of the page are some options. 
  5. Under GENERAL, select USER PROFILE.
  6. Make sure that BLOGGER is selected and NOT Google+ :

Click on EDIT (directly under the BLOGGER selection):

A new window pops up:


  • if you are reading this on my blog, please click on the photo below so you can see the full size photo completely, and the writing on the right will not interfere with the photo. 
  • if you are reading this via email, I'm hoping it already is at full size for your viewing. If it is not, please click on the title of my blog post in the top of your email, and it will take you to my blog post so you can read it there.


In the top right (where your name and picture are), click on Blogger Profile.

On the right is a button to Edit User Profile. Click it.

The EDIT USER PROFILE page pops up.

Under the section for PRIVACY, click on SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS. Add the address you’d like to have people respond to. This does NOT “advertise” your email address. It merely shows up when people hit “reply to email” when you have left a comment on their blog.

Be sure to click on SAVE!

If it does NOT have a Blogger option in the top right corner of your dashboard, simply follow the directions above for Blogger users who have a Google + ID.


BLOG TIPChoose which blogs to show in blogger

Why would you want to do this?

Do you contribute to several Blogger Blogs? The default setting is to show all the blogs you contribute to. This means when people visit your profile (as in returning a comment from their blog), they will see all the blogger blogs you are affiliated with, and have to choose which of the blogs they want to take the time to visit trying to locate your personal blog.

It's frustrating to want to return a comment, only to have 7 or more blogs pop up, forcing you to hit or miss which blog might be the author's personal blog.

To correct this, go to your dashboard. In the top right (where your name and picture are), click on Blogger Profile.

On the right is a button to Edit User Profile. Click it.

The EDIT USER PROFILE page pops up.

Under the section for PRIVACY, click on

SHOW MY BLOGS, select the blogs you want displayed, and UNCHECK any blogs you don’t want to show up. This helps visitors who look at your profile trying to locate your personal blog(s) in response to your comments left on their blogs. Be sure to click on SAVE.

For example: I contribute to NINE blogger blogs. I don’t want people to wonder which of those blogs are mine, so only 2 of my blogs are checked.

Be sure to click on SAVE!

hope this helps someone today!


Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

vielen herzlichen Dank für die wichtigen Infos. Es hat mir sehr geholfen. Da ich auch sehr viele Blogs in der Liste habe, werde ich da mal gründlich sortieren müssen.

Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

cotnob said...

Thanks for the tips Donna, it's a good job someone knows what they are doing!

Benzi said...

De, you're so good and helpful to everyone. I think I'm good to go...I checked, just the same, to make sure.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Donna, thank you for the tips! I remember a few months after I started my blog, it took me a couple hours to figure out your first tip. I didn't even know my email wasn't connected until a very kind blogger told me (after she tracked me down to respond to a comment I left on her blog). Wish I knew then how simple it was! Both tips are very useful and I may have to direct some people your way LOL.

Have a wonderful day, Donna!

NanaConnie said...

Great tips, De! I knew about the e-mail part but not the list of blogs. Good to know!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I think my email address was already done that way. And, the second part I did not understand at all, but I think since I only have one blog I am okay. You are so sweet to help us out with your expertise!

Jean Bullock said...

Helped ME! Thanks, Donna!

Shea said...

You are so kind to share your blogging tips! I had already done the first one but not the second and never knew it could be customized that way! I've fixed it to show only one blog now THANKS TO YOU! Thanks, sweet lady!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

These are very important tips Donna and I am very glad you shared them on your blog.I recently has some query posted in my blog's comment and as the visitor did not enable her email id to be visible I couldn't reply her nor could I find her blog .I hope she reads this and enables her email ID !

Anne Temple said...

Great tips. Fixed both of these issues.

Berni Cuttino said...

Hello Luv, awesome tips. Passing by to say hello and see how you are doing.

MaryH said...

Thanks for these helpful tips. I know I have the email one set so that I get notified when people leave a comment, then I moderate it. Don't know about the 2nd one, but I shall go immediately & check! Glad to know somebody who understands all this stuff. TFS & Hugs

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Donna

You do lot of blogging do you know how you must put on a new bloh google friend connect.
I have a DT member and she does not know anything of blogging.
We have started a blog but I can't find google friend connect
I have looked also at the dashboard but can't find it eighter.
And it is difficult for me she must everything in english she is from amerika.
And I can't find it only in dutch.
Let me know if you know something.
thank you

gr karin

Linda Simpson said...

Some very informative information here and thank you for sharing.
Linda xxx

Linda said...

Thank you so much for the tips and tutorial, Donna. And your header and quote are gorgeous!

Jackie Trinder said...

Thank you Donna this is very useful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KT Fit Kitty said...

Looks great! Thanks for the update!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I know I am okay and I hope many of my blog followers can figure it out too. I would love to contact them but often cannot do so. And, I know when they ask a question it is hard to track them down to respond.

Olga Fink said...

Thank you for sharing your tips!
xoxo olga

Diane said...

You always have such great tips for us...which is good, cuz I am not a techie at all..lol!! I do have a questions for you that I am sure you will know...how do you put a link say to your blog when leaving a comment? I notice lots of people doing that but not sure how to do a 'working' link?? thanks and have a great day, super windy here and snow tomorrow..ugh!!

Donna Ellis said...
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Conniecrafter said...

You are so sweet to share your knowledge, even though I am a very slow learner :)


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