Saturday, May 12, 2012

Changing Blog Ownership Only Changes How You Maintain And Publish The Blog

Occasionally blog owners get confused about the effects of blog ownership changes, and various Settings values. We'll see odd questions in Blogger Help Forum: How Do I?.
I just changed the email address of the blog owner - but comments are still going to the old address.
and
How do I change the email address used in emailing my posts to my blog?
Not all blog owners realise that blog ownership, and various Settings values, are separate from each other.

As a Blogger blog owner, we have a number of settings that let us maintain and publish our blog(s). Any time we make a change to any one setting, we should consider if the change being made is relevant to another. The changes that we make, at any time, are for us to make if necessary - and only if necessary.

Blog Ownership

We change blog ownership by transferring control of any given blog, to an additional or different Blogger account. An email address is involved here only because Blogger accounts are based on email addresses.

Comment Moderation And Notification

We change the comment moderation, and the comment notification email addresses, as necessary, using the appropriate Settings wizard. We can change either or both address whenever convenient. Any changes to blog ownership, and comment management, are generally separate concerns.

Mail-To-Blogger Email

The Mail-To-Blogger email address is the most mysterious setting, for many blog owners. The public portion of the MTB email address is set when the blog is setup - and never changes. To change the public portion, we have to setup a new blog.

Each of the above email addresses, which are part of our blogs in different ways, are completely separate from the others - for good reasons. We need to keep the differences in mind, when making any changes.

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