RFF & A Blogging Tip

This weekend I attended the 2nd annual Thrift-a-Thon. It was so much fun. Melissa showed us some great places to thrift in SLC including the D.I. at Welfare Square which surprisingly I had never been to. It wasn't too shabby! It is there that I picked up these belts.

Chambray Top:Ralph Lauren $4, Thrifted from the boys section
Mustard Top: F21 bought on clearance a couple years ago.
Belts:Thrifted, $2
Skirt: Thrifted, $8
Neckalce: Vintage, belonged to Gram. 

Now for a little blogging tip. I'm not going to pretend I know very much about blogging, but when I first became a little bit more serious about blogging and building more blogging friendships, I learned a tip that has been really helpful. 
I'm always surprised at how many people don't have their email address connected to their blogger comments. If you want to build friendships within the blogging community, or even just receive answers to questions you ask in the form of a comment, this is a perfect way to do it! 

Do you all receive notification to your email when someone comments on your blog? Did you know you can just hit reply to that comment? If the email address is not connected it will show the address of noreply-comment@blogger.com. If they do choose to show their email address you can reply directly to their comment! It's such an easy fun way to go that next step in connecting with your readers. 

Here's how to do it: (if you're using the blogger platform) 
Go to Dashboard
You should see your profile on the left hand side.
Click Edit Profile
Under Privacy go to the 3rd choice down from the top
Check the box that says "Show my email address"

There you have it. I look forward to emailing back and forth like crazy now!


Bridget said...

yesss, good tip girl. i hate when people's comments aren't linked to their blog and i go to reply... nothing. this is a good one.

and the outfit is adorable.

Jill said...

This tip is something that drives me MAD some days. All I want to do is hit reply and have it work EVERY TIME... But it doesn't.

I have had mine set up for a while and love when I get messages back... hence building a relationship.

You're the best!

Melissa said...

Those belts are fabulous!! The orange one is my fave!

Wordpress has the same capabilities with comments, too. The best part? It's required to include an email address with comments, so unless someone puts in an invalid email address, it works every time! Love it.

Shellsea said...

Thanks for the tip. I'm still very new at this and its nice to get advise from other bloggers. :)

Love the belts. I think you have much better thrift shops then I have locally.

Ashley J said...

Love your new thrift store finds and that you double belted your look today!


Sydney said...

ohmygosh. THANK YOU! FINALLY! Why didn't I think of this?

This outfit is killing me right now. Seriously gorgeous as always :)

Design A-Peele said...

I have always wanted to do that! never knew how though! Thanks girl ;)

Justine said...

OOh, I really like your belts.

So that is what the "show email" does! I just changed it last night. Thank you for the tips!

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iamwoman said...

It's so cute because YOU are the one that taught me about the email commenting. You are officially the coolest and most up to date gal I still know;)

Jodi said...

I had no idea I could hit reply to answer comments! Thanks for the GREAT tip! (Oh and great outfit too :)

Savoir Affaire said...

Great tip! I also love the outfit! You shopped well. hehe

Meredith said...

yes yes!! i hate when i have to track down someone to answer. and of course i want to answer! thanks for the reminder!

Heidi G. said...

Thanks for the tip, Sarah! I saw this blog linked from FB and had to check it out since I swear I haven't seen you since High School. You look amazing though! I have a question, how do you get an update below all of your friends saying when they have updated their blog last? Does that question make sense?

Emily Frame said...

you know i didn't start doing this until you replied back to one of mine? ha.

do you reply to all your comments? i always reply if there's a question but not any other time, is that normal? i don't want to blow people off.

and finally, loved your post about your haircut. i totally agree, my long hair does absolutely nothing for me unless i have some killer accessory, beanie or headscarf.

courtneyricole said...

Thanks for the tip! Love the outfit!!!

Angela said...

This outfit is so pretty and professional-looking! I'm definitely going to try to copy it :)

Thanks for the blogging tip - I had no idea you could do that!

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Ramsey said...

So, howdy! You are pretty much amazing!! Seriously, can I be you when I grow up? I've been sitting here looking at all of your incredible outfits...your vintage finds are to. die. for. and you live in just about the most beautiful place ever! I wish we had thrift stores like that over here in Florida!

~L~ of Avid Accents said...

ooooh i love the double belt trick! too cute. and thanks for the blogging tip. i need to start responding to my reader comments.

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Lauren said...

Ah! DOUBLE belts?! GENIUS! You look beautiful, girl!

Brittney said...

Hi, LOVE the double-belt look! You don't know me, but I'm really enjoying your blog--tons of great ideas & tips! I've just started my own fashion(ish) blog; freel free to check it out in the coming weeks if you want. Like I said, it's brand-baby-new. http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com
Have a good one!

Jen Herem said...

here is the test.. did you get my email? ha ha!!


Heidi Sue said...

I love your tips, however, I do have my account set up this way and I can still almost never reply! It drives me nuts! Why is that?? Even if a person is signed into their blog it doesn't show an email address when I get the email notification.

Elyse said...

Love your outfit. You are sooo incredibly stunning.


Human Sparkler ♥ said...

thank you for the comment on my blog! it is always great to hear from such talented people! :)
Also, jeezzzz you are so great at thrifting...awww to be like you!!!


Kayleigh said...

Thanks so much for the tip! I don't have a computer at home and do many things from my Blackberry - Including email! So this will speed replies to comments way faster. Huzzah!

zhing said...

thanks! great tip! :)

p.s. love your blog and your pictures!