Friday, September 12, 2008

I Will Follow You

I know quite a few bloggers have begun to FOLLOW and I thought I would bring the newest Blogger feature to the attention of those who don't.
Here are the simple instructions from Blogger:
What is Following?
"Do you have a favorite blog and want to let the author and readers know that you are a fan? Well now you can do that and more with the Blogger Following feature! You can even keep track of the blogs you follow via your Reading List on the Blogger dashboard."
How do I become a Follower of a blog?
"There are several ways to become a follower of a blog. One of the easiest ways is to visit a blog that has added the Following widget and click on the "Follow this Blog" link under the "Followers" widget. You'll then see a popup window with the options to either follow publicly or anonymously."
"Select how you'd like to follow the blog, then click the orange "Follow" button. It is that simple, you are now a follower of the blog! If you elected to follow the blog publicly, your profile picture will be displayed on the blog with a link to your Blogger profile."
"When you become a follower of a blog, the blog will also be added to your Reading List on your Blogger dashboard. Additionally, you can become a follower of any blog or URL (even if the blog doesn't have the Followers widget) by adding the blog to your Reading List on the dashboard."
So I have become a Follower, why don't you?
I will follow you
Follow you wherever you may go
There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high
It can keep
Keep me away
Lyrics by: Ricky Nelson
Edited to add:
Phew I'm finished adding everyone that I follow.
48 blogs!!!!
No wonder the doctor told me I need more vitamin D.
Time to buy a laptop so I can sit outside in the sunshine to follow everyone.
Bear((( )))


Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" has noticed that new feature on the dashboard but hasn't used it. He's so fed up with Blogger causing his browser to crash he's in the process of moving his other blogs to another platform.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thanks for explaining this. I have a mortal fear of doing anything to my blog, but one of these days I'll try this out.

Happy Friday. - cbw

Anonymous said...

I think it's a fun application to add and am mighty glad of my followers! ;)

i beati said...

I wish I was as technical as you . You re great sandy and these bears - so special

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kenju said...

I started adding the blogs to my list this morning and so far I've only gotten through the A's. It's a long process, for me.

bobbie said...

I have a list already, and you're on it. But I can't possibly list all those I really love - I've only put on 20 of them. I made them all anonymous, because I don't understand how it works if the person on my list doesn't have a list of his/her own. If I click on your widget (I don't have a widget) and put my picture there, what does it do to my list of all anonymous?

Dianne said...

I saw the other day that I had followers and didn't know what it meant LOL

I will look into it, I too am a bit nervous about changing anything. Blogger can be so picky at times!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Thank you!
This was beary useful information. And, yes, I will follow you--just like Little Peggy March told us to do. (Also, I didn't know the lyrics were by Ricky Nelson--now I like the song even more!)

Daryl said...

Oh the memories those lyrics caused to surface...


Mental P Mama said...


Golden To Silver Val said...

Thanks for the info...I probably would have never noticed this new feature in dashboard...sometimes I'm rather out of it....but don't tell anyone, k?
Have a wonderful weekend...we have rain forecast for the entire time. Good readin' weather!

Wendy said...

Ha! I bought a laptop to sit outside in the sun and write or blog. BUT the sun is way too bright and I either have to go inside or sit in very very dark shade. Sigh!
Ah well - Computer Son tells me I should adjust the contrast. Hmmmmmm - now where is that??

Loved your teddybear pic - this one is really cute. They all are, but I especially liked this one.
Thanks for the Follower tips. Blogger really has a lot of new things.
Have a wonderful weekend!

raf said...

Thanks for that info, Bear. I'll look into using that. Thanks too for stopping by with your comments. :)

Nancy said...

Thanks for letting us know about this! I had kind of glanced at the page about it one day this week but didnt read it. Great new feature!

Rebeckah said...

I love that song. I think I am going to take the following plunge soon : ). I just figured out how to add the blogs I like to my page. I am SLOW!

JeanMac said...

Sounds like a perfectly wonderful idea - I think I will try to get to it - thanks. Jean

Becky said...

Woohoo - I'm already a Follower of this blog! I see my picture, too...

Midlife Slices said...

I tried it but since I don't have a blogger blog, it will only let me follow anonymously. boo ):

Merle said...

Dear Bear ~~ Thank you so much for the info about following. My brother put the widget ? on for me, Not sure what to do if some do not have this.
Thanks for your comment and I am glad you liked the story about Heaven. We
truly are very blessed and often people forget to say Thank you Lord. I hope yor weekend is going well. Nice day here, without the promised rain. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Lehners in France said...

Wow you are a techno. I noticed the "follow" thing the other day and added the widget, but I will have to come back and follow your instructions. I love the pied piper! Debs x