Monday, June 22, 2009

Following Versus Subscribing

Following is a new feature of Blogger. Here is the difference between adding yourself as a follower and subscribing to a blog (which is really the same as adding it as a RSS feed).

Follow: This allows you to let the blog writer and others know that you are a fan of this blog.
To use:
  • Click on the Followers widget.
  • Choose to follow it publicly or privately.
  • This will show your icon on the blog page and put it in your Reading List.

Reading List / Subscribing: Your Blogger Reading List, located under your list of blogs on your dashboard, enables you to subscribe to any blog with a feed. It will update instantly each time a new post is published on any blog in your Reading List.
(See Blogger Help:

To Use:
  • Click on the "Blogs I'm Following" tab under "My Reading List" on your Blogger Dashboard.
  • Click on the blue "Add" button
  • Insert the URL of the blog you'd like to follow in the URL box.
  • Click the add button.
  • You can follow publicly or privately.
  • This will also add this blog to your Google Reader account.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the clarification. It's beginning to become clearer. Setting up a separate page that keeps track of all the information coming in definitely helps.