I Wish I Knew How To Quit You
Tired of being automatically subscribed to comments on this blog and others? Thanks to Nancy Hatch at Spirit Lights the Way, I now know how to quit getting endless comment notification e-mails from the umpteen million blogs upon which I comment every day.
If you hadn’t noticed, WordPress.com made a change that makes subscriptions to comments AUTOMATIC…..meaning on chatty blogs like this one, many of my regular commenters ARE PROBABLY BEING DRIVEN INSANE BY E-MAIL COMMENT REPLY NOTIFICATIONS. Please understand that we bloggers did NOT implement this asinine policy, which is surely designed to bury readers in e-mail and send them screaming for a spot in the loony bin and chanting the refrain, “I wish I knew how to quit you!!“
Nancy’s informative post references the backstory on this change and provides instructions on how to opt out of comment reply notifications on a global level. Check out her post Disabling The Default Comment Setting for all the details. Follow this link to opt out of all default comment notifications by unchecking the box in the E-Mail Delivery Settings section. This strategy will also work for those of you who use your Gravatar or WordPress.com identities to comment, even though you may not actually blog.
If you’re like me, you are a busy person who already gets buried by e-mail. You likely do not have time to get an e-mail every single solitary time someone posts a comment or a reply on a blog. You want to decide on a case-by-case basis when you will remain on top of the conversation by subscribing to comments on individual posts. Changing the global default comment setting will return control of your inbox to you.
If you have questions, post them here in a comment today. We can work together to try to get everyone’s settings where they want them.