Uh-oh...I just became aware of disappointing possibility. I have my blogger account set up so that I am emailed when anyone comments. I was operating under the assumption that if I hit reply to that email, I would be replying to the person who left the comment. Yes, there are times when I have noticed that as the email launches itself into the great world of fibers and wireless fascination that the phrase "firstname.lastname@example.org" shows up as a destination. I am going to admit my lack of tech-knowledge once again, and share that I thought that was just the email lords hiding a person's actual address from me (as in , we will deliver your mail, but not tell you where). It did not occur to me that the mail was not being sent to the intended recipient. To further support my theory, no emails were ever returned. I was left to assume that whoever had been swell enough to leave a comment on my blog was getting treated to a swell reply in return. I reply to every single comment anyone leaves me.
Enter the new piece of information...I was reading some blogs this morning and noticed a comment someone had left another blogger about her email address not being enabled, and how nobody could respond to her. How did she know this? Because the address "noreply-comment" pops up. Oh dear! Now I am concerned that I have been sending "thank you for stopping by" and "LMAO" type comments into a great unknown void. Perhaps I need to confirm this new piece of possibility? I realize that sending a message to anyone whose email comes up as that might not be the best strategy in case you know...it's true! So if you have a minute, and you have recently commented on any blog post of mine, and have not gotten any kind of response, can you comment here and let me know? (And then I will acknowledge your comment in a way that you will never receive, I guess.)
Perhaps I will resort to commenting back in my own comments, as that seems to work for a lot of people. I tried that back when I had fives of followers and the people hadn't come back to check, so basically I achieved the same no acknowledgement results. Soooooo, if my responses to your comments have not been reaching you...1) Thanks for stopping by and 2) Thanks for coming back even if I appeared rude by not opening the door!