Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WFMW ~Blog following



Something that has been working well for me lately is the Blog Following that blogger set up recently. I enjoy reading lots of friends blogs as well as other blogs that interest me but there are quite a few that sometimes will go a month without updating and so I was spending a bunch of time visiting their blog only to find that I had already read the latest posts. I know many people have used Bloglines but I didn't feel like having another separate account that I had to log into.

I like Blogger's new blog following because I just have to insert the blog addresses that I want to follow and then each time I log into my blog I can see a list of all the most recently updated blogs and a little bit about their posts. That way I can see if it is something I want to go look at or not. No more visiting blogs to find that they haven't been updated. Saving time and still keeping up with friends definitely works for me!

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11 comments:

Totallyscrappy said...

I wondered what that was all about!

Karen said...

I've been loving it as well!

Carrie said...

I just set mine up today and can tell it will be so much nicer than clicking on each one seperately to find out they haven't updated. I'm one of the bad ones who doesn't update enough, but I was checking them all the time!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for this idea. I have seen the new feature with blogger, I just didn't know how to best use it. Good advice.

Esther said...

I have been been using my google home page where you can subscribe to a blog and it shows their latest post. I might have to try the blog following sometime. Does it work on peoples blogs that don't use Blogger?

Abbi said...

You can use it to follow wordpress or other blogs (not just blogger), the only thing that I found out didn't work was trying to follow private blogs (even though I can read them) so those I guess I will have to keep checking manually.

Polly Blanshan said...
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Polly Blanshan said...

How do you do this?

Abbi said...

Polly,
When you log into your blogger account it takes you to the dashboard. Underneath the part that asks if you want to do a new post or whatever there is another section that says "Reading List". There are a few different pages there but under the "Blogs I'm following there is a button at the bottom that says "Add". Click on that button and a place will pop up to insert a link. You can just copy and paste from any blog (or type in )the blogs you want. Then I think you hit next or something, it is pretty self explanitory. Then on the left hand side there will be a list of all the blogs and you can click on a particular blog to scroll through the start of all their posts or you can click on All blog updates and it will list everyones updates starting with the most recent ones.
I hope that helps!

Polly Blanshan said...

Thanks Abbi! I followed your directions and it's a big help!

Corene said...

Just wanted to mention that I recently subscribed to a similar service called google reader, but have yet to enter most of my blogs. Anyway, it automatically gives recommendations on blogs I might like to subscribe to, based on my interests. Your blog came up today, out of the blue!! (It is also based on location, which explains some of it.)

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