Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #212

This is what my kitchen table looked like yesterday, before I cleared it for dinner.
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My visitors often comment how tidy my workspace is, which always makes me smile, because I am such an untidy person. When I had a permanent desk, it would get piled up with all kinds of clutter throughout the week. I don’t get the chance now, because around here, everything stops for tea.

The pinwheel/windmill from last week made it onto a card, which you can see here, if you’re so inclined. I know there’s not much time to get around a whole host of desks on a Wednesday, without clicking on links and getting distracted. Perhaps that’s why I never get very far.

I mentioned ‘no-reply’ bloggers, in my post on Monday. It might just be a very small bugbear of mine. When somebody asks a question, I like to be able answer them, if I can. When their comment comes through (more and more often it seems) without a return email address attached, it’s much trickier to do that.

I could leave a comment on their blog, if they have one, but sometimes their profile is ‘unavailable to view’. I could answer them in my own comments, but that could easily be missed. How often do you go back and re-read comments on a previously visited blog post?

Of course not everyone knows that they are a ‘no-reply’ blogger. So how do you check? The easiest way is probably to leave a comment on your own blog. When the email notification comes through you can see if it’s possible to reply via email. Alternatively go to your blogger profile and it will say ‘contact me’ or ‘email’ and if it is not a clickable link then you are a ‘no-reply’ blogger.

The good news is, it’s easily fixed, if you want it to be. I appreciate that there are some folk who may not want to share an email address and it’s a deliberate choice. However there are quite a few people who I’m sure I used to be able to answer and now I can’t. In those cases I think Blogger is just messing with us!

I was going to write some instructions and then I found these and Eva explains it much better than I could. With pictures, which are always good.

Oh dear, that was a very long post for a Wednesday! Sorry Julia. Hope it’s useful to some of you. Part of blogging for me, is about connecting with other like minded folk and it’s so much easier to do that with an email address. Enjoy your day.

30 comments:

Judy McCarthy said...

Thanks, what a helpful post re no reply! I'll go and check straight away.
If you like making flowers, there's some on my blog with how to make them link.
Judy #4

Debbie Frost said...

Oops I think I may be a "no reply- er" I'll go check thanks for the tips! Have a good day - love the busy work space! x

Annie said...

You are excused for the long post cos a bit of techy help is always appreciated. I really can't imaging having to tidy away my crafty mess to have meals....I fill a room with mine hehehe
Hugs,
A x # 62

Jackie said...

I see a nice selection of printed papers on your desk Some of those look like old olive Stampin up papers I also see a Tesco jotter I wonder if you're going to cover the jotter with those lovely papers ?
Jackie 29

Sian said...

Hurray for addressing this because I find it frustrating too. I'm very happy to answer questions, but sometimes it isn't easy!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I confess I don't always go back, I don't like to share my email on here so I just hope people leave me a comment on my blog if they want to know something. I think I'm a no-reply-er but not sure but I do know there is a reply button with my comments. Hmmm not sure that's it! Take care Zo xx 75

Helen said...

As far as I know I am a reply blogger, but I don't go back to check posts, not enough time to visit once, lol!!! Have a great day. Helen 7

Candace said...

love the busy desk

Thanks for sharing and have a great week

Candace #43

Monique said...

mmm, I don't know what I am. I do know my email and blog are available and clickable...so that would be ok then I guess. I hardly ever go back to a post to check if there is a reply and the pop up window for commnets in blogger doesn't allow me to reply to comments on my own posts.

I find it all a bit confusing and just try to let it go.

Happy WOYWW and I wish you a wonderful week.
xx

glitterandglue said...

Confess I am still learning about all this - it takes ages, doesn't it - especially for one like me of great advanced age. I know people can leave messages on my blog - well, most folk can - and then I get back through Julia's site if they leave a number. If they don't....I'm stuffed. Must read the hints and tips..
Have a good week.
Margaret #61

KraftyKaren said...

Thanks for that Fiona - I swear that I did have my email enabled on my blog but just checked and no I don't. I wonder if they have changed the default settings. Anyway no problem I have now got it enabled again - thanks for the tips xx

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

Cool things on your desk Fiona! Love the notebook!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Couldn't resist going to look at the pinwheel card. So glad I did, it's gorgeous! I'm a computer numpty so don't usually ask anything that needs an answer! Hugs. Pam#28

Beverly said...

I was finding it frustrating as well, for the most part now I reply directly connected to the comment, if they have an attached email it goes to them.

Krisha said...

Great post and a problem we all face using Blogger. I have used e-mails for questions. Thye are always answered too, sometimes much easier than leaving a question in the comment section.
Krisha #12

Shaz Brooks said...

Blogger can be so irritating sometimes, even though they try to tell us how user friendly it is! Love that photo on your desk,and such fun papers too. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #48 xx

Pyro-jack said...

Hi! Love the pinwheel! I am new to WOYWW, but my wife's getting quite an old hand at it. Keep up the good work, John W #105

KatzElbows said...

I am totally with you on the no reply emails. Drives me crazy, because of it can make it so hard to get in touch with people. As to your workdesk, well when I compare it to photos of mine underabout a foot of stuff, it looks spotless!

Thank you so much for visiting and happy WOYWW,
Cheers, Rachel #53

Kimberly Hogan said...

I found your blog via WOYWW, I really enjoyed reading through your blog. I started following you. :) I am new to WOYWW, and new to a few other blog challenges. I love the "no-reply" post. Speaking for myself, I never stopped to think about my info when leaving a comment. Great food-for-thought!!! My work desk, which is actually my coffe table, is never tidy when I'm working, I have organized chaos. P.S. I'm #145 on the WOYWW linky list. (((HUGS)))

Marit said...

"Everything stops for tea" - ha, I like that! It just sounds so 'British' and it made me smile! Have a nice and creative week. Happy ~ belated ~ woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I was a No Reply Blogger! And I didn't know that....... But thanks to your very useful link, I now am not .....if you see what I mean!
I loved that little pinwheel you did earlier on this week...sooooo cute! Julia fell in love with it too, didn't she?!
Hugs, LLJ 31 xxxx

Jo said...

It's nice to see that your workspace gets messy sometimes :) x

Ria Gall said...

I like what you had to say today and I am going to go back and have a look at the link you gave.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog
Ria

Lisa-Jane said...

Thank you for the reminder to change my e-mail on there! I love that little package of goodies that you sent out!

My simple life said...

I think I'm a no reply-er blogger, lol. But you know how to find me on facebook easy enough! :p

Neet said...

Am I ok if I have my email addie on my blog? As a button?
Thanks for the comprehensive "know how" which I will look at later. I get annoyed when numbers are not shown and I go to a profile which shows they have four or five blogs - so much time to wade through them.
Funny how we all have our little pet grumbles.
I thought it was good that I didn't have to tidy my desk for meals but now I realise it would make me a tidier person. Mmmmm - food for thought!
Hugs, Neet xx 13 (late as usual)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Fiona
i'm so glad you do get messy and untidy sometimes, you can still be organised and messy... they aren't the same thing. thanks for the tip about replying.
janet #39

alexa said...

Nice to see such a lot of interesting things on your desk - was wondering if the notebook/jotter was going to turn into something else or was heading for your handbag?

Julia said...

Yay! I'm no longer a "no reply" blogger! Thank you xx

Chidkid said...

Looks like you're 'fixing' everyone! Thanks Fiona..you've added me to your list of bloggers you've 'cured'