I'm dangerous behind the wheel of this blog, I tell ya. No license,
no proper teaching... I just feel my way around blindly and hope for
I'm probably not telling you anything you didn't already know, but
just in case, I'll share what I did. If you have no idea what I'm
talking about, let me first catch you up. A couple of posts back, I
asked a question about responding to comments. I like the interactive
nature of responding right there in the comment section, as I've seen
done on other blogs. Many times a response to one person may answer
another person's question. The only reservation I had about replying
this way was that it would require the person commenting to check back
to see if I have responded. I suspected there was something in
typepad's settings that would allow the responses to appear in the
comments section but also be emailed to the commenter. I suspected
right, and here's how to make it happen.
From the dashboard in Typepad, under the "manage my blogs" heading on the right side of the screen, select "settings", on the next screen on the left side of the page select "comments". Scroll down to the bottom of the page and there is an option to enable Typepad Connect comments. Select that. Then you can choose from options about how the comments are displayed (threaded or not). Save your changes.
Now if you get email notification of comments, the email will look a little different. When you select "reply" your response will be emailed and will also appear in your comments directly under the original comment. You can still reply privately by clicking on the email link in the comment notification email.
Hope that makes sense.