✻Adding the Followers Gadget
✻Following Other Blogs
✻Your Following List
If you're already familiar with one subject, simple scroll down to the area you find most helpful.
✻Newbie Flash: For those of you who aren't familiar with "Following", this is a nifty feature Blogger offers where you can keep track of the blogs you like. Following another blog adds that blog to a list which you can easily find by visiting the Dashboard section of your blog. There you can view the most recently posted blogs and add or delete from the list. To find the Dashboard area of your blog click on the "Design" link at the top right side of your own blog and then click on "Dashboard" found in the same area. There's a good bit of info on the subject offered from Blogger and you can read more on that by clicking here.
Now on with our tutorial...
Adding the "Followers" Gadget
Here you can rename the object if you want to be creative, some bloggers come up with terrific alternatives, or leave it as is. The title can always be changed in the future so just be sure to add the gadget by clicking the orange "Save" button...
With that completed, let's now go over how to "Follow" someone's blog...
Following Other Blogs
Here are a few pointers for "Following" other blogs. Since the "Follow" feature is directly tied into our Blogger profile, you may want to take a look at my other tutorial which covers profiles. You can view "How to: Set up and Edit Your Blogger Profile" by clicking here.
First, we'll begin by navigating to a blog you would like to Follow. This is also a good time to mention that you can Follow your own blog. So, navigate to the blog you wish to Follow and click on the "Follow" button...
Here you can edit your profile and can even change which profile you use to Follow blogs. This is a handy area in the event you're having difficulty Following others or the "Follow" feature is drawing from the wrong profile. For more info on this, please see the "Troubleshooting" section of this tutorial below.
If you're experiencing issues with Following others, such as an incorrect profile showing up, then you can try these steps to remedy the situation.
Note: It should be noted that Blogger often experiences technical difficulties which can lend to issues with Following others. The information below is in lieu of Blogger not experiencing any of these issues currently.
Either method will take you to the Basics setting page for Following. Here you will see "Currently using your Blogger profile", go ahead and click the blue "Change" link... In this area you'll have the option to change OR reset where the Follow feature is drawing your profile from...
As I mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, be sure your Blogger profile is set up with all your info, to do this simply follow my other tutorial: How to: Setup and Edit Your Blogger Profile
Your Following List
Becoming familiar with each tab and what it offers will help you keep track of the blogs you Follow and your Following list.
With that you're done ~ hopefully this has helped shed some light on the subject and even assisted you in gaining control of the blogs you most like to keep up to date with.
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