Apologies to all...!
Apologies to everyone that's left a comment that went to my "Awaiting Moderation" folder since this past June...I've just realized that there are 29 comments in there - yikes!! I feel so badly!
I have always received an email when a comment needs approval as only comments made within one week of the post are automatically published. For some reason, I am no longer receiving notification emails of comments that need moderation - and I had no idea! Since I was always notified in the past, I didn't even think to check this folder until now. I have a feeling this has something to do with the changes I made to the blog earlier in the year so I'll have to look into that.
In the meantime, I'll be reading and publishing all of your comments today....once again, my sincerest apologies about this goof. I'll be checking that moderation folder much more frequently from now on!
Update: Mystery solved! Email notifications apparently changed after the implementation of the GDPR this past May. Thank you to Jo from Through the Keyhole for not only letting me know what the issue was but also helping me resolve it (check out her comment below for all the details).
Hi! Sometimes blogging is a pain but always nice to read what others are doing. NancyReplyDelete
It certainly can be a pain, especially when you are technologically challenged like myself!Delete
Blogging has challenges for sure! If any of mine are in the folder, I'm sure I have forgotten them. I blame my age!ReplyDelete
Ha - none of us are getting any younger, are we?? And P.S....none of yours were in the folder :)Delete
No need to apologize. I had some similar things happen recently, and some other issues with changes on the platform. It can be complicated and frustrating sometimes. Peace. Enjoy reading your comments. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Beth - always nice to hear that I'm not the only one that has the odd technological frustration.Delete
Email notification changed due to the GDPR requirements. This is taken from a blog post and tells you how to opt in to receive notification emails:-ReplyDelete
For anyone using Blogger: if you haven't been receiving email notification of blog comments this is how to fix the issue.
Go into Blogger - Settings - Email
Delete your email address in the box for comment notification
Click SAVE SETTINGS
Add your email back and click SAVE SETTINGS
You should receive an email where you confirm that you want to subscribe to receive email notifications of comments. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER for your confirmation email!
If you use any comment moderation, you need to repeat the same steps under Settings - Posts, Comments, Sharing
AND, if you have been using the Email Post To (under Settings - Email), you need to copy the addresses, delete, SAVE SETTINGS, paste them back and SAVE SETTINGS. The recipients will receive an email where they can authorize receiving the posts.
Ahhh...that explains it! Thanks so much for the information, Jo - I really appreciate it! I've made all the changes and hopefully will not have this issue going forward.Delete
I was just going to type the same as Jo but she got there first whilst I was typingReplyDelete
You and Jo are obviously much more on top of these things than I am!Delete