You may notice that I am now moderating comments on this blog and they don't appear until I OK them. Some of you are old hands at this.
UPDATE: Now, for some reason, I do not have to moderate and I'm still getting your email notifications so the fix below worked. So, you can skip to the part that says "Keep Calm and Carry On.
But I hate it. For several reasons. First, contrary to popular opinion, I don't live on the computer. And the comment doesn't post till I OK it. But if I am overbooked, overstressed or (as I will be for part of the summer) in the Land of Limited Internet, I may not see that comment for a few days.
It looks like the comment didn't go through (as David asked in an earlier post -- thank you, David, for caring enough to ask!). So, one might leave another comment. Or just bail on me altogether.
It makes it particularly challenging if you are hitting the road and pre-scheduling posts but not able to see comments.
So, why am I doing what I don't want to do?
Because this blog is on Blogger and Blogger is completely screwed up in terms of email notifications. If you're a Blogger blogger, you know what I mean and if you're not, just know I'm moderating and forget the rest of this (and count your blessings!).
And this fix works.
I want to get email notifications and apparently the only way blogger is sending them to some of us is if we moderate. Once I OK the comments, they are sent to my mailbox and I can write back to you (unless you are a no-reply blogger, in which case, I'm sorry I can't say thank you or reply to some of your questions directly instead of visiting your blogs to do so.)
So, if you've not figured it out yet, here's how can you get the email notifications sent to you.
1) Go to settings/posts, comments and sharing and first switch to moderate.
2) While there, erase your address from the address box and hit save.
3) Retype your address in the box and hit save again.
4) Then go to settings/email and do the same (erase-save, address in-save)
You will get an invitation (maybe two) from blogger to see comments. Accept it (them).
OK -- so NOW you periodically have to check in comments (left hand side) "Awaiting moderation" and you'll see a bunch. Click that little box at the top of all of them (which blocks all) or each individually and hit publish. They will be published on your blog and you will get an email. If they are a blogger with an email address listed, you will see their address. Otherwise, they'll be no-reply blogger.
I'm hoping blogger fixes it back to the way it was originally. There's still talk of that on the blogger help page. But I'm not terribly optimistic.
What I don't understand was that it wasn't broken so why did they try to "fix" it?
Anyway, that's how I'm getting the comments in the mail. Good luck, no matter what you do.
And now, I think I need a break before I pull all my hair out.
This blogger stuff is getting me down! (And if any of you Blogger folks have other ideas, please share them here in the comments.)