Friday, June 10, 2011

FOLLOWERS - Give Me Your Opinion Please

Okay, over the last week, I have had several Blogger friends tell me about their experiences with disappearing Blogger Followers.  It is a real problem for me when it happens because, other than a short list of feeds for those who don't have a "Follow Me" group, that is what I use to get updates on who has new posts.


Would anyone out there who uses another source that is:
  • easy to access, besides the regular sidebar feeds, 
  • will let me see at a glance if there is a new post
  • and hopefully would provide it regardless of the server (Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, etc.)
please comment and let me know what you use and where you got instructions on how to use it.  LOLOL  I think the reason my Facebook followers aren't showing is because at the moment I have less than 20 Followers.  I really don't use that to follow blogs.  That's another story.  I just want a list I can follow without using tons of sidebar space. :-)

Thanks in advance for your input.
 Shirley

17 comments:

Patti J said...

Hi Shirley, I use blogger, but like you, have considered other sources. Mainly, I'm just too busy to do so! However, the one thing I've noticed about many of the others that come through to me via emal is that many of them come a full day late. That's not a problem for day to day blog visits, but if there is a 12 hour contest or sale, I never get to it in time. Apparently some of the feeds go out on their servers only one time each day. Anyway, that's just something to consider, and maybe one of your readers can tell me how to get the emails on the same day they are sent! Hugs...

Jackie said...

Hi Shirley, If I understand you correctly you want a way to find your favorite blogs that only have new posts, right? If that is the case, may I suggest Goigke Reader. It is free from Google and you add your favorite blogs to it and set the setting to only show updated. Viola. Google it, download it and enjoy. If that wasn't your question, then I don't have an answer:-).

Linda Monroe said...

I have been using Google reader for over 6 months and I love it. I go to my blogger dashboard and then click 'view in google reader.' I have all the blogs I follow on subscription as 'follow publicly.' I don't get e-mails but when I have a minute I open it up and see all the new posts. I then click into any ones I want to add comments too. It is very easy and fast. I think I see the blog posts almost immediately.

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Shirley~
Well for me I notice since the day before that my followers are not showing on my blog site. I use Blogger and can't fiqure out what's going on.

Anne said...

Shirley I feel really left out now, I haven't had the problem - touch wood - lol!
Good luck finding a solution
Anne
x

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh no, I just typed you this long comment, and lost it! Oh well. But basically I use Feedblitz to read blogs. I have them come to a seperate email set up just for that so they don't clog my personal email. With feedblitz I can add any blog, whether they are a feedblitz subscriber or not. Unfortunately, I don't have time to read as much as I would like though : (
Good luck!

Sharli said...

Hi Shirley,

I'm not going to be much help - the way I do it is a) I have my favorites listed on my side bar - they rotate and update whenever someone posts so it's easy to click on them to see what's new. I only have the bloggers there who have become my followers - its the best way for me to stay connected to them.

BUT I do have another way - and that is that I save my favorite sites in my favorites folder. Once a week, usually on Friday evenings, I sit down and go visiting. Sometimes the site hasn't been updated so it's just a quick peek and I'm on to the next one. But usually there is a new treat that was just waiting for me to find it!

Shirley N said...

I'm not going to be of much help--I've been coming to you for blogger help, lol. But I am getting awfully upset with Blogger and hope they fix things soon! I also see the "follow me" playing hide and seek periodically and the commenting problem is still there. Anyways, have a great weekend Shirley and thanks for always visiting me and leaving me such sweet comments!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I've noticed the disappearing Followers thing going on, too, but I don't know how to get around it. It is incredibly frustrating!

Charlotte said...

Hi Shirley,

I have noticed the same problem. Several times when I have visited someone's blog that I am following, I see that it appears thatI am not a follower. This I have noticed for about 2 weeks now. Blogger has been very frustrating lately.

Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Blogger is working wierd for me. If I try to leave a comment, I have to leave it as an "anonymous", because blogger will not take my information. I probably am not showing as a follower anymore.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Thanks for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments:0) I'm not a lot of help because I use my blogger dashboard to keep up to date but often just don't have time to check all my favourites. I don't have any saved on my Blog front page, purely because it slows down loading for visitors. I have sites saved in Google reader but don't view them that way, just isn't enough hours in the day!!! I'm not working either, LOL too busy making cards, He he he. Have a wonderful weekend, Gay xx

mochamama said...

Hey sweetie, well, I can't help much there.I lose more Followers than I gain. BUt, I do keep a seperate Favorites Folder on my computer and check that periodocally. The ones I look at often I keep on my sidebar. I rarely go through the Followers to connect. I took a few weeks off and now Blogger isn't even recognizing me half the time. I don't even know if it will let me leave this comment.

Jan said...

Shirley,
I use blogger as well and it seems that my followers disappear and then return. Blogger certainly has had some issues for the last several weeks!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello again Shirley, You are very kind to offer to help. I think I'm going to have to nail my son to the floor for 10minutes and get him to explain exactly what to do and why then I'll understand the processes better hopefully then I won't make such a mess of it. The trouble with young chaps is they are so quick and expect you to make the same assumptions as them, like huh?
Thanks again you are most kind! Have a great week, Gay xx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, I noticed that you disappeared as a follower on my blog but I have an email 'feed' in top of my blog, does that help you? It is from blogger..... warm greetz, Miranda

Shannon White said...

Hi Miss Shirley!

Every once and awhile there will be a blank space where a follower's picture was.. but when I click on the space, it still goes to that follower.. thought that was rather odd and then a few hours later the followers picture would be back.. And then I also noticed that I was previously a follower of your blog, but noticed that
I wasn't there any longer and had to re-become a follower.. lol.. So it does seem a bit wonky! That's for sure.

Hugs
Shannon

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