No-Reply Bloggers & CAPTCHA

I know that so many bloggers out there have created one of these posts. And this has been a long time coming for me. I have been thinking about a post like this for a while. So I decided it was time.

I know why people decide to use captchas. However, it seriously puts a damper when wanting to leave a comment. So much to the point that if I can't get the damn thing within three tries, I just leave the blog. I hate doing that cause I want to comment, but I just hate figuring out what the crap those letters are. Not all are horrible Some are pretty simple while some, no matter what, it just isn't working. So in my personal opinion, say no to captchas!

The next thing is the no-reply bloggers. I know we all love getting comments and sometimes, it's just nice to reply back to what someone has written or address a question they ask. But of course, I find it difficult and also a bit frustrating when I go to type up my response and it can't be sent.

So of course, some people prefer to stay as a no-reply blogger and that is fine. But if you want to learn how to turn your account to one where you can get replies back to comments you have left, here is some simple steps:

*Well I was in a hurry and spelled "scroll" wrong... sorry about that. You know what I meant*

And then that is it. I believe blogger defaults to no-reply and you have to manually change it this way yourself. At least that is how it was when I started. Having your email show is just a lot easier to get replies and having a way of communication back and forth. 


  1. I totally understand where you're coming from. But I am kind of confused. I am using my Google+ profile as my Blogger profile, so I have no idea if my comments say "no-reply" and I'm not sure how to change it if it does. I guess the best way to find out is - can you send me a reply?

  2. OMGaaahhhh!!!! I came believe this whole time I Have been a no reply blogger!!!! I'm beyond thrilled you decided to post this!!!! Double checked mine and sure enough, it wasn't checked. Thank you a million times!!! One if everyone would remove their catchpas, I'll have permagrin. Hahaha. Thanks girl!!!

  3. Not as easy as it looks. Lol. Maybe I need to wait till I get home onto a real computer not my phone!

  4. Wonderful post. Kill the prove you are not a robot. Spread the word!

  5. Cool info... Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks for the guide Rebecca. To be honest a lot of the people I know who don't have email replies enabled simply because they don't know how to so hopefully this guide will help. Personally I love replies from people like you so it's definitely worthwhile enabling it.

    I feel the same way about captchas too, the thing that annoys me the most is when some people have the option set where they need to approve comments and a captcha too, it just seems like serious overkill to me!

  7. thanks for this post! captcha is the bane of my existence. i know i am getting older but i cannot for the life of me make out those letters. :/ like you, i give up after a while too and leave the blog.

  8. Amen lady. I despise both of them

  9. Great info.
    I wish more people realized how annoying CAPTCHA is.

    thanks for sharing.

    I do moderate my comments though. I had switched to no anonymous because of some nasty comments I was getting at one time. Then someone had trouble commenting on a giveaway so I switched it back. Now I am getting spam comments again. Which is why I moderate.

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  10. I always appreciate when people post about this. Hopefully spreading captcha awareness one blogger at a time. ;) Haha!

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  11. Hi ~ Your are the second blogger to do this post within a week that I've read.
    I have a PROBLEM...I don't use blogger and am not able to check if I am a no comment blogger.

    I know I am because I had another blogger reach out to me via email. I have a google profile but nowhere in settings does it allow you to change this anywhere.

    Do you know how to help with this?

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  12. oh my goodness I hate those things too!! I know so many people have huge blogs and get a lot of spam so they have to use them, but I'm still so tiny I can get away with out. Hate commenting on posts them have them. Glad I'm not alone! :)

  13. I hate those code things! Mostly because I read blogs late at night and by the time I get to wiritng the lovely comment I have to sit there and try a few times to figure it out (of course it doesn't help that my vision is blury anyway!). However, I will almost never leave a blog and not comment due to frustration...I like to leave a comment on every blog I visit if there is the option to leave one!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  14. Ha ha that is so funny that happens to me a lot and it's so frustrating. It's like hello I don't have that many readers to begin with it's nice to connect with the ones I have

  15. Thanks for this post. I had my email address hidden and didn't even know it. I answer all my comments but that's where it ends, now I know why.

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  16. Great post!! Can so relate...both frustrate me to no end!!

  17. Thanks for this. Hoping many MANY people will read and follow your how-to.

  18. Oh, how I HATE CAPTCHA...hate it, hate it, hate it!! I'm like you, I'll try once or twice, but after that, I just give up. I know some of my comments don't get left either - when that CAPTCHA box pops up AFTER you click submit? I don't realize they're there sometimes and close the window...I don't go back and try again.

  19. CAPTCHA is literally the worst thing ever. I am so glad a lot of bloggers are seeing sense about it! I find the damned things so impossible to read that I downloaded a captcha bypass browser extension called rumola to do it all for me. Works a treat and I would recommend to anyone close to a captcha related break down!