Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stop trying to make fetch happen

For the last month or so whenever I have commented on a blog, I immediately get a failure to deliver notification. I would go back and check the blog I posted on, and my comment was published so I went on my merry way. I did notice wasn't getting replies to my comments. I totally get that people are busy, but most of these were to my regular bloggy friends that usually send a quick response back within a day or two. Last night I finally reached out to one of those ladies (Hi Erika!) with (what I hope didn't sound like a pathetic "why aren't you talking to me?")  my big question: are you getting my comments? After she looked around, she could indeed see my comments, but was never notified of them. After I did some Googling myself, I did the one thing I thought might work.

I connected my blog to Google+.

I went back to Erika's blog and commented on a post, and hurray! She got a notification! She replied back and it went to a gmail account that I really don't use. But whatever. My android phone told me I got an email. And now I am back to being connected with the blog world. (now if only I can get back to regular posting!)

So anyway, if this is happening to you, connect your blog to Google+. And Google, stop trying to make Google+ happen.

Kristin's Knook

8 comments:

Alison said...

Woah, that's crazy! I just went back to check and I definitely have comments from you, but I never got them. How sad!! I'm glad you figured it out. I would've felt the same way!

Angi said...

I knew something was going on!! I've had several comments recently that I was never notified about. I'm glad you figured it out!

Erika said...

Hahahaha I didn't at all think your email was pathetic- I'm so glad we semi-figured it out!! And yes. Stop trying to make Google+ happen. It's not.

Kristin said...

Google+ serves no purpose. I hate when I get a no-reply comment, I look at their Google+ and it won't show me an email address! What's the point of Google+ if it doesn't show your email address??? How do you even communicate in that case??

Esther Davison said...

I've resigned my account to "no reply" status. I've fixed it a total of six times and it keeps going back. I am so tired of fixing it that I actually put my email address in all my comments now. So, if you'd like to say hi, please email me at estherdavison@gmail.com. Esther Norine Designs

Joey said...

Is there anything more frustrating than blog/technology troubles?! So glad you're finally reconnected!

Jen said...

Hmm this is good to know!!!

Becky Dougherty said...

Same thing happened to me when I first signed up for Google+. I immediately disconnect my blog, and the world was right again! :)