I like to respond to all the comments I get on my blog. A big part of the reason I started blogging was to make connections with like-minded people, and connecting through comments is a great way to do that. Therefore, it makes me sad when someone comments on my blog and is a no-reply blogger - it means I can't reply by email like I usually would. I worry that no-reply bloggers think I don't care about their comments - I do!
So - here is a step by step tutorial to stop being a no-reply blogger! It's pretty simple, but I have to say, it took me a while to work it out when I first started blogging.
Step 1. Go into your blogger dashboard, and click on the tiny arrow next to your display name (yup, where the big giant orange arrow is pointing).
Step 2. Click on the "Blogger profile" link in the box that appears after you click on the arrow referred to in step 1.
Step 3. Click on the "Edit Profile" button.
Step 4. Make sure the box next to "Show my email address" is checked. You can set up a special email address for your blog - you don't have to share your private email address if you don't want to.
I really hope that was helpful! Let me know if you have any questions - and if you're not sure whether or not you are a no-reply blogger, please put your email address in your comment.
Edit: if you are having trouble implementing these instructions, you might be a Google+ member, which automatically makes you a no-reply blogger. If so, click on this link for a tutorial on how to fix the Google+ no-reply blogger problem. Thanks to Heather for the heads up!
Wordpress and other non-Blogger users: There is actually a way that you could have a blogger account which includes a link to your blog. It's true that you can only add Blogger blogs under the heading "my blogs", but if you enter your blog URL in the box that says "homepage URL", it shows up as "My Web Page" in your blogger profile. I know this might seem like a p.i.t.a., but you only have to do it once.