Lately I've been trying to figure out the best way to respond to comments. Because if I respond with another comment - you'll probably never see it. If I respond in a comment on your blog (if you blog) then it might be weird and out of place. But if I can email you with a response to your question on my comment, well that'd just be lovely.
So, in order for that to happen, your email needs to be available in your profile!
Many of the blogs I follow have talked about this recently, so I thought I'd point it out as well. Holly from Perfectly Imperfect gave a great description of how to add your email so I can reply to you:
"How to add your e-mail: On your blogger Dashboard, click "Edit Profile". Once there, make sure the box next to "Show my email address" is checked. Then, scroll down to the Identity section. Your "Username" should be the e-mail you use to sign into Blogger with. If it's the same one you want to get comment replies from, make sure you have it typed in "Email address", too. If it's different than the e-mail address you want to use, type that e-mail address in now. And you should be good to go!!"
I just recently did this and have gotten some great comment replies in my inbox. I love being able to have conversations with blog friends. :) My blog email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Another thing that I read the other day that I thought was hilarious and so true was about comment manners and such - "Comment Vomit" by Momcomm. I think there are a couple of bad words in there so just tune those out, but the stuff she says is SO TRUE. I'm not singling anyone out here, and don't feel bad if you've done the things she talks about, because I have too. It's just for comment etiquette awareness!
It talks about how a lot of times people tend to leave self promoting comments with no interest in what the post actually has to say. I guess the point is, I want to be FRIENDS with the people I follow and those who follow me - so I love it when people let me know that they are following my blog, but I want to have meaningful conversations with them, not just for following purposes. Just read the article and you'll know what I'm talking about!
Thank you to my wonderful fellow bloggers! Much love to all of you and thank you so much for your comments. :)