Saturday, December 4, 2010

A little housekeeping on the blog

I enjoy blogging, because it helps me keep track of what I'm doing and I get a lot of inspiration from the blogs I follow.  I also like getting comments on the things I sew and tips on how to improve my sewing.  Along those lines, I've only recently discovered that I can reply to some individual comments via email.

I don't understand why it's only some comments I reply to; the comments come to the gmail account (m3li88a(at), if you're so inclined) associated with this blog.  Sometimes when I hit "reply" it will go to "" and other times it will pull up the commenter's email address so that I can respond individually.  It has nothing to do with whether I've been able to reply to someone's comment in the past.  It appears that whether I get someone's email address when I hit "reply" is a random event.

Do any other blogger users know how to reply to commenters individually?  I'd rather do that when I want to answer specific questions or follow up on advice rather than posting another comment in the comment section or writing another post to address comments.

That said, @Slapdash Sewist, I think that the tulip pleats don't pooch out the way one would expect them would (I thought they would) because the dress is very fitted in the bodice, back, and waist.  No chance for pooching unless you're standing on a subway grate!


  1. Re: Emailing commenters, you can only do that if the commenter has allowed blogger to release their email. The default is no, so unless they have specifically changed that setting in the blogger profile, it just gives that generic address.

  2. Ah, thanks for the answer! I am reconsidering my immediate dismissal of this dress, because I LOVE your version.

    I always get the "no-reply" address. I wish it was easier, but I don't want to switch to a comment system that requires everyone to give their email address to comment. The privacy lawyer in me says "Collect only the absolute bare minimum of personal data."