The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Are you a 'no-reply' blogger?


Hello my bloggy friends!
I'd thought I'd share a sketch with you today - one I did yesterday  :0)



   

Just spreading the joy, lol!! ;0)


No wonder the poor girl is crying - she has clearly waxed her eyebrow off! 
So I thought I ought to add one...



There - that's better :0)

I LOVE doing sketches like this! I should do more of them - they are SO therapeutic!
Meanwhile, I have been plodding along with the latest bear and it is nearly done! It's just text and detail I need to add now. 
I love this part!!  :0)

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Anyway - before I go, recently a couple of fellow bloggers have mentioned that when they try to reply to my comments, I come up as a 'No Reply' blogger, making it difficult for them to respond directly if they choose.
This has been a problem for me since I linked my blog to Google +, but it can also be a problem even for those with a basic blogger profile.

I have found the same issue with several people who leave comments on my own work - In fact, more than half of the comments left for me come up as 'No Reply'.
If you are one of them, it means that if I reply on my blog roll, you won't be aware without re-visiting. So I generally seek out your email via other means and reply to comments that way. It's time consuming, but when someone takes the trouble to leave a comment, I always make it a priority to reply :0)

But there is a really simple solution to the problem, whether you have a basic blogger or a Google + profile and I found the answer to both, through a great website called 'Fluster Buster' (link below).
So, if you have the same issue and want to know how I solved it:
 
Click here for a quick, easy way to fix the problem.

If you have found this a help - please share it with your own followers.
I'm quite sure that, like me, most bloggers don't even realise that they are set as a 'No Reply'!



25 comments:

  1. Thanks a ton. Will try. The eyes are beautiful. Actually had read somewhere that crying makes your eyes beautiful !!!

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  2. Beautiful eye, Sandra, sniff :) I'm glad you share this issue, I tried to explain the problem to some of my blogfriends in the past.

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  3. Though i haven't had any problem with your blog [ only Linda Roth's and Carrie Waller's] I appreciate your post - thank you. And I LOVE our notes, back and forth across the "pond". :) The eye is beautifully done.

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  4. Good to see you back blogging and I love tge eye-it's way more than a skeych, methinks! I did a post on this a while back-it's amazing how many folk are no-reply and aren't aware of it!

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  5. I love your sketches. Here the eye has so much life in it (with or without the brows :)).

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  6. Amazing sketch Sandra!! Just wonderful! also thank you for addressing the problem with finding you and leaving comments!! every time i try to get here i go to that Google+ list and can't get to your blog unless i go to the home page. i'll follow your instructions and get it sorted out, i want to be able to visit easily and get my Sandraws fix!

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  7. Glad you kept and eye open for me ... no tears at my absence, Sandra. I'm trying to get my blogging-life back on an even keel, but real-life is keeping me fully occupied.

    Give Sherlock a pat from me.

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  8. Fabulous sketch... though i sort of miss the pear... but then I scrolled down and there it was... I hope the finishing touches on your new bear have gone well... I get so nervous when i get near the end of more complex pieces... sure you have nailed it though... you are such a legend
    t xx

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  9. What a fabulous sketch Sandra!!! And I love that you say it was quick, it looks so detailed and time consuming! Love it. :) And I've had the same problem with no reply, so if I reply it's typically on my blog, I know it's probably not the best way, but at least then I know everyone gets an answer whether they come back to read it or not. ;) Hope your happy with your new oil painting, it's probably all finished now and I can't wait to see it!

    I somehow missed this post of yours! I'm so sorry my friend, I've been behind on reading everybody's blogs. :(

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  10. Much better with the brow on too.. :)
    Looking forward to seeing the bear!

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  11. It's funny that you sketched an eye...I love to sketch eyes as well......this one is beautiful Sandra, and I'm SO looking forward to your bear!!! Now that I know its almost finished makes me even more curious!!! Hugs to Sherlock!

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  12. Hi, Sandra - no problems replying today! Love the crying eye (with brow!) and can't wait to see the new bear painting!

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  13. ....much more than a sketch sandra ....fantastic drawing ...thanks for info .

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  14. Lovely eyes Sandra.

    I've unlinked my blog from G+ as there are too many issues, but thanks for the tip.

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  15. Hello Sandra,
    beautiful eyes and sketches!
    A big hug

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  16. Nice sketch, love the eyelashes.

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  17. Testing to see if I am a no reply blogger!!!

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  18. great work
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Thank you so much for leaving a comment! Where possible I will respond via email. I really do love to read them! They always make me smile ;0)

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