Quickly responding, she told me what I had to do to resolve the problem. Following her directions, I played with the settings as she instructed and for the past few weeks, I've been receiving notification when someone leaves a comment making me very pleased.
However, she also told me that...
"yes, it changes. go to dashboard/settings/email and delete your email address and SAVE, add it back and SAVE, then you get an email to click Subscribe or not. if you click subscribe it will fix it. once in a while if you get updates it will mess it up and you have to do it again."
Fast forward to today Tuesday 07/23/19...yep, here we go again! I once again deleted my email, saved, then put it back in and saved. Getting a response from "The Blogger Team," I don't mean to sound unappreciative of all their hard work, but REALLY?????