Ok so change isn't always good and we tend to fight it, but in all honesty I think when we figure it all out we will enjoy it here. Some crazy things but I think some features are huge!! Let's all be patient and share our knowledge as we learn it. JLand was not the place really but the people and we haven't lost each other so....................
Ok so some things I learned and wanted to share.
You can go to customize, settings, comments. Scroll to the bottom and fill in the email address you want your comments to go to. Presto an alert!
I suggest removing the word verification on your settings as well. I know I have a helluva time reading them and then I have to redo and redo... GRRRRRRRRR So I'm blind ... or is it I can't read? LOL
Comment alerts get sent from a generic do not reply address unless the person commenting leaves an email address in the comment or has their email in their profile. Can I be so bold as to ask that folks add an email address that they check in their profile. It makes it a ton easier when replying. I've gotten comments that said 'Linda' .....well I have tons of Linda's that read and I have no idea which it is. If your email is in your profile I can just hit reply because the comment alert comes from you. This will make it a ton easier when requesting tags as well. Trust me I will still be offering them!
Ok.. Marie over at the Photo Challenge found a nifty little subscribe item. It was pretty easy and will share her directions. You see it is on my sidebar now. If it works as it says it will once you put your email in and then respond to the verification email sent to that address you SHOULD get an alert when I post.
go to www.feedblitz.com
Create an account
go to/account/subscribers/scroll downto create a new Newsletter
(I think I ended up going to newsletter/subscribers) You will see itshould bring you here http://www.feedblitz.com/f/f.fbz?NewsNew=0
Fill in your email address, then click next, I left most of the questions to default or will do later. LOL I just clicked next until gave me the code.
Once you have the html code, copy it. Go to your blog and customize. Add gadget on the sidebar. When the window opens scroll to html/java and paste the code there. Save. You can add a title if you want. I didn't see it on my journal right away it took a few seconds. But I did get an email since saying someone subscribed. If they would be so kind as to let me know you got the alert I'd appreciate it :)
K.... done with instructions for now... just trying to help... hope it does. I'm far from an expert but sharing what I find out.